Workshop (Calgary): Directing – Beyond Beginners – Morpheus Theatre

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Workshop (Calgary): Directing – Beyond Beginners – Morpheus Theatre

Morpheus TheatreMorpheus Theatre presents 
Directing Workshop: Beyond Beginners

with Simon Mallett

SYNOPSIS
This workshop will be addressing more intermediate and advanced level directing challenges. We will be focusing on actor/director collaboration & communication as well as a host of other topics including the intersection of form and content, the role of director as dramaturg and the relationship of audience and performer as it relates to staging. Previous directing or theatre experience is recommended.

INSTRUCTOR BIO:
Simon is the Founder & Artistic Producer of Downstage, a Calgary-based company that produces Canadian theatre that is socially and politically engaged. He has directed many of the company’s productions including Habitat, Bone Cage, Enoch Arden in the Hope Shelter, Goodness, Bus(t), the World Premiere of Sharon Pollock’s Man Out of Joint and In the Wake, for which he was nominated for the Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding Direction. Simon has also worked as a director with a variety of other theatre companies including Theatre Calgary, Vertigo Theatre, Alberta Theatre Projects, Lunchbox Theatre and New West Theatre. He holds a MFA in Directing from the University of Calgary, an Honours BA in Drama from the University of Guelph, and he is the recipient of The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award and an Enbridge Emerging Artist Award. Simon’s current show, the Downstage Creation Ensemble’s Good Fences is running February 14th through March 4th as part of ATP’s Enbridge playRites Festival. Visit www.downstage.ca for more information.

DATE: Saturday, March 10th, 10:00 – 4:45
COST: Full day $40 (registration online or by phone)
Register a group of 5 or more, and attend for less! Or, register for 3 workshops and get the 3rd one for 50% off (Call Morpheus Theatre to redeem).
WHERE: Morpheus Rehearsal Centre (Lower Level, 3512 5 Avenue NW)

Refreshments served from 9:30 to 9:50am.
Lunch break from 1:00 to 1:45pm (please bring your own food and drink)

* This workshop is sponsored by Theatre Alberta with funding from The Alberta Foundation for the Arts
This valuable workshop is presented at this low price in the spirit of community theatre.

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