One Day Director Workshop
Sunday, July 14 or July 21, 2019
2019 One Day Director Workshop
July 14th or July 21st, 2019
10:00am - 4:30pm
(*both dates are the same workshop)
Open Jar Studios, 1601 Broadway (at 48th Street), 11th Floor
FROM CONCEPT TO CREATION: THE DIRECTING PROCESS
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 take 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 ask the entire group to familiarize themselves with one classic play or musical, to be determined. In class, every participant 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.
The Workshop is all day and is divided into three parts:
1. Pre-production and conception/design
2. Text work/dramaturgy/scene breakdown and actioning
3. Staging scenes/songs in groups
This course will also cover:
how the actor’s process works and how to bring out the best in young actors
various ways to leverage context in your productions
method to demystify text in rehearsal
critical analysis of the work of other directors
developing, planning and delivering your own directing exercise.
*schedule subject to change
$275 if taken in conjunction with the Broadway Teachers Workshop
$325 if taken independently.