One Day Director Workshop
July 16, 2017
2017 One Day Director Workshop
July 16, 2017
10:00am - 5:00pm
BREAKING DOWN THE PLAY with Tony Nominee SHERYL KALLER
The work of a director ranges from approaching the text, to articulating an active point of view for the production to working with actors in rehearsal. This class will focus on text analysis to mine all the relevant information in the text itself, identify the elements that create the world of the text and their potential influences on the production overall as well as breaking down scenes for simple and clear direction and blocking in the rehearsal room/classroom.
Sheryl Kaller has Broadway credits that include Terrence McNally's Mothers and Sons and Next Fall by Geoffrey Nauffts, for which she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Director. She has directed at many theatres including Roundabout Theatre Company, Lincoln Center Theater, The New Group, Huntington, Pasadena Playhouse, Primary Stages, Williamstown Theatre Festival, American Conservatory Theater, New York Stage and Film, Geffen Playhouse, Philadelphia Theatre Company, and Naked Angels. She has directed and developed a number of new plays and musicals with writers including Nick Blaemire, Billy Porter, Christopher Durang, Geoffrey Nauffts, Regina Taylor, Daniel Beaty, Dick Beebe, and Alan Menken.
BEFORE THE FIRST REHEARSAL with SETH SKLAR HEYN (Miss Saigon, Phantom of the Opera)
Preparation is everything for a director. This class will explore methods and practices for successful pre-production, from design collaboration and process to dramaturgy, casting, scheduling, promotion and delegation.
Seth Sklar-Heyn is Executive Producer and Associate Director for the 2017 Broadway revival of Miss Saigon, Production Supervisor for the Broadway production of THE Phantom of the Opera, and Associate Director for the new North American touring production of Phantom of the Opera that opened in the fall of 2013. Seth directed the 2009 U.S. Tour of Frost/Nixon, starring Stacy Keach and Alan Cox, and the 2013 U.S. Tour of Evita (both based on Michael Grandage’s original staging). Seth was Executive Producer for the 2014 Broadway revival of Les Miserables and he has worked as an Associate Director and Assistant Director on Broadway productions including: Evita (Associate Director), A Little Night Music (Associate Director), Fininan's Rainbow (Associate Director), Good Vibrations (Associate Director), Mary Stuart (Assistant Director), Rock'N'Roll (Assistant Director), The Coast of Utopia (Assistant to the Director). Seth was also the Resident Director for the second national U.S. Tour of Billy Elliot from 2010 to 2011. Broadway stage management credits include: Legally Blonde, The History Boys, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Producers, A Christmas Carol (MSG), Taboo, The Phantom of the Opera (Broadway and U.S. Tour), Cabaret (Studio 54), and Seussical. Since 2013, Seth has served as the Executive Producer for Cameron Mackintosh Inc. in N.Y. Graduate of Vassar College.
$230 if taken in conjunction with the Broadway Teachers Workshop
$250 if taken independently.