Directing With Richard Rose

Course Dates & Times:

Tuesday, May 9th – Thursday May 11th: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday May 16th – Wednesday, May 17th: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday May 23rd – Thursday May 25th: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Friday, May 26th: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (TBC)

Instructor Bio:

Richard Rose is the Artistic Director of Tarragon Theatre. Prior to joining the Tarragon in 2002, Richard was Founding Artistic Director at Necessary Angel (a position he held from 1978–2002), Associate Director for Canadian Stage Company, Director of the Stratford Festival Young Company and spent ten seasons directing at the Stratford Festival.

He has directed plays across Canada, the United States, and in London’s West End in styles ranging from the environmental to the classical. Richard is well known for developing new work, including four plays that won the Governor General’s Award and nine other nominated plays. He is a four-time Dora award winner for direction and production and has had numerous nominations.

Course Description:

From conceptualization to rehearsal, this course will be an examination/exploration of a directing process — a how-to-go from your first reading’s gut impression to moment-by-moment rehearsal with the actors. Students will look at the relationship between instinctual reactions, concept, research, analysis, design, characterizations and the rehearsal process. Central to this directing process is the principle of action — the tool through which a director can tell stories, motivate actors, visualize designs and actualize metaphors.

Skills Category: Artistic/Creative
Course Start Date: May 09, 2017
Course End Date: May 25, 2017
Format: In-Person
Venue Name: Tarragon Theatre
Cost: $550 Regular / $450 Equity/Arts Worker
Course Provider: Tarragon Theatre
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How to Register:

Please email your CV and a cover letter explaining why you would like to take this course to Registration is limited.

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