COURSE DESCRIPTION

From conceptualization to rehearsal, this course will be an examination/exploration of a directing process — a how-to-go from your first reading’s gut impression to moment-by-moment rehearsal with the actors. Students will look at the relationship between instinctual reactions, concept, research, analysis, design, characterizations and the rehearsal process. Central to this directing process is the principle of action — the tool through which a director can tell stories, motivate actors, visualize designs and actualize metaphors. This workshop is open to actors and directors alike. Limited enrollment.

TO ENROLL

Please email your CV and a cover letter explaining why you would like to take this course to education@tarragontheatre.com. Registration is limited.

COST (INCLUDES HST)

$550 Regular
and $440 Equity/Artist discount

Note: Once a participant has been approved to join the course, their spot will not be reserved until the theatre has received a 20% deposit.

SPRING 2019 DATES & TIMES: 10 CLASSES FROM 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

 

April 8th

April 9th

April 10th

April 11th

April 23rd

April 24th

April 25th

April 29th

April 30th

May 1st

INSTRUCTOR BIO

Richard Rose is the Artistic Director of Tarragon Theatre. Prior to joining the Tarragon in 2002, Richard was Founding Artistic Director at Necessary Angel (a position he held from 1978–2002), Associate Director for Canadian Stage Company, Director of the Stratford Festival Young Company and spent ten seasons directing at the Stratford Festival.

He has directed plays across Canada, the United States, and in London’s West End in styles ranging from the environmental to the classical. Richard is well known for developing new work, including four plays that won the Governor General’s Award and nine other nominated plays. He is a four-time Dora award winner for direction and production and has had numerous nominations.

At Tarragon, as director: The SummonedWormwoodAn Enemy of the People, Much Ado About Nothing, Abyss, The Bakelite Masterpiece, A God in Need of Help, The Valley, This is War, No Great Mischief, The Real World?, Forests, Courageous, Another Home Invasion, Molière, Democracy, Scorched, Léo, Humble Boy, Remnants, 3 in the Back, 2 in the Head, It’s All True, Prague.