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Mon, Jan 29



Directing 101

A crash-course in directing open to anyone who has ever wanted to try their hand at directing a stage play.

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Directing 101
Directing 101

Time & Location

Jan 29, 2024, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Toronto, 379 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1S5, Canada

About the Event

You asked for it, so here it is! A crash-course in directing open to anyone who has ever wanted to try their hand at directing a stage play.

WHEN: Monday January 29, 6-8pm

WHERE: The Bridge, 379 Adelaide St. W., 4th Floor

HOW: PWYC, please register via link, you will have an opportunity to note specific topics you hope to learn about

WHAT: Have you always wanted to try directing a show but don't know where to start? Maybe you directed once but had trouble getting cast and crew to understand your vision, or found the process to be frustrating and confusing? Directing 101 will focus less on theory and more on practical directing techniques, like;

* How do you choose a show? * How do you cast a show? * How do you plan out a rehearsal? * How do you create a positive environment for cast and crew? * How do you create something interesting onstage when dealing with restraints like mirco budgets? * What do you do when an actor won't take direction? * How do you ensure your vision is being realized onstage? * How to be flexible when you can't get what you want * How to keep egos in check (including yours) * How to deal with criticism from artists and reviewers and more.

WHO: Taught by Bygone Theatre's Artistic Executive Director, Emily Dix, she will share her personal experiences and beliefs in what it takes to direct a show, and will invite others to share their own experiences. This short workshop will be a bit of a tester to see if there is interest in a longer intensive.

ACCESSIBILITY: Please note, The Bridge is unfortunately not accessible as it requires the ability to climb a flight of stairs before accessing the elevator. If you require accessibility assistance please email and we will do what we can to accommodate. The course will be delivered in English, both spoken and written.

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