This 10 day intensive, multi-disciplinary workshop allows students to study and practice essential tools of directing with a faculty of accomplished professionals. It is open to anyone interested in working on technique as a director. Previous training in directing is not required. This course is open to undergraduate students and beyond.
Date: Dates: July 13 - 22, 2017
Application Deadline: May 1
The course is comprised of six classes related to the pillars of directing:
Each class meets multiple times over the course of the week, focusing on practical tools which aid the director in developing a production. The week culminates in a lab where students present projects in rehearsal.
Note: Students must be available from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm Monday through Friday as well as Saturday afternoons and evenings and Sunday morning and afternoon. This intense course requires a full commitment of the student's time, and attendance at each class is mandatory. The faculty reserves the right to add, extend, or adjust scheduled hours to accommodate the progress of the class.
Past faculty members have included Evan Yionoulis, Jane Ann Crum, Frank Torok, Wilson Chin, Debra Booth, Joby Earle, Stephanie Hayes, and Mark Brokaw. Faculty are graduates of Yale School of Drama, and the course takes place in the School's facilities.
Applicants who speak English as a second language may be asked to submit evidence of their ability to read, write, and rehearse in English.