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2018 Directing Workshop

Sun, August 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am3:00 pm

A four-weekend workshop in directing for the stage, taught by Sylvia Center Artistic Director, Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao.

This 20-hour comprehensive class in directing, focused on working with actors, is ideal for directors, playwrights, or actors with prior theater experience.

Each workshop weekend will focus on the various aspects of being a director and offer opportunities for hands-on learning.

For those wanting to delve deeper, each weekend will also include optional but recommended theater “lab” hours where students will get to watch and participate in the process of mounting full-length and short plays, working with actors, working in condensed rehearsal schedules, the casting process, and being an “outside eye” for another director’s process for one of iDiOM’s mainstage productions.

Learn about all things page to stage:

  • Auditions and casting
  • Pre-production
  • Script analysis
  • Table work
  • Rehearsal techniques
  • Working scenes
  • Staging and blocking
  • Scheduling
  • Building and working with a creative team

Workshop Session 1: Sun, Aug 12, 10am–3pm
Lab 1 – Assistant Directing HOTBOX: Aug 13–17, 6–10pm

Workshop Session 2: Sun, Sep 9, 10am–3pm
Lab 2 – Directing a short play in 48.50: Sep 14 & 15, all day

Workshop Session 3: Sun, Oct. 7, 10am–3pm
Lab 3 – Outside eye for The Skriker: Oct 9, 7pm–10:30pm

Workshop Session 4: Sun, Nov 4, 10am–3pm
Lab 4 – Casting from iDiOM’s Winter Auditions: Sat, Nov 10, 10am–5pm


$250 General/Non-Member
$200 Sylvia Center Members

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Sun, August 12, 2018
10:00 am–3:00 pm
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Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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