Thursdays, November 5 through December 17 (No Class on November 26)
Instructor: Samantha Wyer Bello
Prior Experience: Directing for the Stage or equivalent experience.
In this follow-up to Directing for the Stage, open to new directors looking for more hands on experience, students will further discover their unique approaches to directing. Explore in detail how to direct a clear and insightful project with more in depth explorations of design and collaboration. Gain more insight into how to actually work as a director while also preparing yourself to get hired. Practical work will include directing a short piece with one or two actors over Zoom, focusing on thematic design ideas and directing beats and choices to create a virtual piece for your portfolio or catalogue.
Samantha Wyer Bello, STC Senior Director of Engagement and Education
Last Seen Directing: Ada and The Engine by Lauren Gunderson, a staged reading at the National Academy of Sciences for Shakespeare Theatre Company
Directing Highlights: A Moon for the Misbegotten, I Am My Own Wife, Noises Off!, and Wetback by Elaine Romero
Why I Teach: “I’m intrigued by the exploration process: to activate creativity and those SPARK moments of truth in the art of storytelling through art.”
What Her Students Say: “Anyone who is considering this class absolutely should. I would never have been able to take a class with Samantha, since we are on opposite sides of the states. But thanks to this online class, I started to connect and meet with like-minded students, while also learning some amazing skills.”