Directors Symposium

The Directors Symposium will offer experienced community theatre directors the rare chance to meet and discuss the art of directing with five different professional directors.

Each day during the week, a different well-known and respected professional director will meet with the class. Morning discussions, led by a facilitator, will include informal conversation about the art of directing and the guest’s personal style and artistic journey. After lunch the group will delve into a script chosen by the guest (and studied by the participants prior to attendance) and will discuss particular questions such as: What research would you do before meeting with either cast or designers? What would the discussion be like with your designers? What would the first day of rehearsals look like? What is the greatest problem in the text? And so on.  Come and take part in this unique exchange of directing ideas.

Guest Directors

Christopher Newton (Shaw Festival); Eda Holmes (Shaw Festival); Dean Gabourie (Stratford Shakespeare Festival); Yvette Nolan (Native Earth Performing Arts); Richard Rose (Tarragon Theatre).

Please Note: The Guest Directors of our Directors' Symposium have all committed to their participation at time of printing. However, circumstances may arise which require them to regretfully withdraw. Registered participants will be advised of any changes by email as soon as they become known. John Goddard, Executive Director will be the facilitator for this course.

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