I would encourage any director to consider a play even though the number and sex of the actors doesn't match the script! We had several females that had to play male characters, and even a Feste that was too shy to sing! We also had a very low budget, but sewed some costumes ourselves and borrowed some from a local high school. Our props were simple, but adequate. Pulling our resources together, we were able to have a production that cost very little, but provide a valuable experience for all of us.