Tuesdays, July 9 through August 13, 2019
Instructor: Shirley Serotsky
Prior Experience: Prior experience with directing not required; familiarity with theatre recommended.
Immerse yourself in understanding the rehearsal and production process from the professional director’s point of view. In this crash course on directing for the stage, open to new directors, actors of all levels, and those with a literary interest, students will discover their unique approaches to directing from the first production meeting to opening night through discussions and exercises in text analysis, staging scenes, and creating or critiquing production concepts and designs.
Shirley Serotsky, STC Teaching Artist
Last Seen Directing: Winnie the Pooh at Adventure Theatre and God of Carnage at Keegan Theatre
Upcoming Directing: Pilgrims Musa & Sheri in the New World at Mosaic Theater Company
Best Part of Being a Professional Theatre Director: Getting the chance to collaborate with other artists to create dynamic stories onstage that reflect, and challenge, the way we perceive and relate to the world.
The Best Advice I Ever Received About Directing: My college directing mentor once said “It’s the transitions that separate the men from the boys.” I immediately pushed back at his gendered language; but I’ve never forgotten (nor failed to see the value of) the lesson within that statement.