The Right Direction - Full Payment

The Right Direction with John P Kelly

Sunday August 12 to Friday August 17, 2018
Factory163, 163 King St, Stratford, Ontario 

Directing is a game of interpretation. Of telling a story using not only text, but also utilizing the spatial and emotional relationships portrayed on stage. So how do you make sure that the audience is picking up the cues? How do you inspire your performers to connect on a level that is felt by those watching from the back row of seats? In theatre, the story has already been written, so it is the director’s job to share and shape it. Join John P Kelly this summer to explore new approaches, tips and tricks to take your established directing skills to the next level! Come and play. 

Meet the Instructor...

Kelly_John_PAfter a long career in theatre in Ireland, John arrived in Ottawa in 2004.  He trained in Direction with the Irish National Theatre many, many years ago.  Since arriving in Canada, he has directed almost thirty plays and on three occasions been awarded Best Director/Overall Production by the critics in Ottawa.  He has adjudicated many times at the Theatre Ontario as well as at various Festivals in his native Ireland. John has taught workshops and directed productions all over Ontario, and generally tries to leave warmth and fun behind him wherever he works.

You have the following payment options:

Pay the Full Price: To register for this course and complete full payment now, click the “Purchase” button below. Theatre Ontario Members must log in to get the member discount. 

Pay the Deposit:  A deposit of $200 is required (plus HST and a 4% administration fee) at time of registration. Enrollment is limited. To register for this course and complete full payment now, click here.

Participation in these courses is for those 16 years of age and older (participants under the age of 19 will require a waiver signed by a guardian).

Withdrawal Policy:

Payments are non-refundable after June 22, 2018. Any cancellation must be in writing. Theatre Ontario reserves the right to withdraw any course with full course refund.

Summer Intensive Partners:

Off The Wall, Stratford Artists' Alliance

Off The Wall offers week-long courses focusing on specific skills as well as two multi-week programs. Every learning opportunity we offer is intensive and hands-on, conducted in a working studio where you receive one-on-one mentorship from our artist instructors.


Factory163 is a newly renovated arts facility where individuals can meet, learn, create, promote and showcase creative and innovative ideas, from local artists to Stratford's Spring Works Festival

For More Information:

To register and for more information about the Theatre Ontario Summer Theatre Intensive, visit or contact Rachel Kennedy, our Professional Theatre and Education Manager at or 416.408





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