Broadway Teachers Workshop DIRECTING DAY
SUNday, July 14, 2019
Open Jar Studios; 1601 Broadway, 11th floor (enter on 48th Street)
A DIRECTOR PREPARES - with Peter Flynn, Director, Musical Theatre program, Stella Adler Studio of Acting
There are as many ways to stage any given play or musical as there are directors in the world, and no two will be exactly the same. Who you are, where you are, and who your audience is will all affect your perspective on a piece. By cultivating your point of view on a particular play or musical, you set the tone, aesthetic and shape of a production. Your next job is to convey that to your cast, collaborators, and frequently, your administrators. This workshop will use the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical Into The Woods as a focus for discussion. In class, participants will then conceive a unique production, with prompts to create a design world, unifying theme, and a personal engine to take you through your process and keep you inspired.
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Studio 11A: Registration/Meet and Greet Your Peers
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Studio 11A: Initial Thoughts/Approach, Dramaturgy/Research & Casting
12:00 p.m. – 1:30p.m.
Studio 11A: Design Concept
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Studio 11A: Staging and Working With Actors (Orville Mendoza)
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Studio 11A: Wrap Up and Questions