Directing with Richard Rose (Fall Session)

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. Students will undergo a deep investigation of the work via a thorough execution of principles. Focus will be given to the director's approach to research, and how a director evokes meaning onstage through form and concept.

This course is open to actors and directors alike, as well as past participants and newcomers.

Sessions take place on the following dates between 6:30pm and 9:30pm at Tarragon Theatre

Monday, September 11th
Monday, September 18th
Monday, September 25th
Monday, October 2nd
Monday, October 16th
Monday, October 30th
Monday, November 6th
Monday, November 13th
Monday, November 20th

Instructor Bio: Richard Rose

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.

At Tarragon, as director: The Summoned, Wormwood, An Enemy of the People, Much Ado About Nothing, Abyss, The Bakelite Masterpiece, A God in Need of Help, The Valley, This is War, No Great Mischief, The Real World?, Forests, Courageous, Another Home Invasion, Molière, Democracy, Scorched, Léo, Humble Boy, Remnants, 3 in the Back, 2 in the Head, It’s All True, Prague.

Skills Category: Artistic/Creative
Course Start Date: Sep 11, 2017
Course End Date: Nov 20, 2017
Format: In-Person
Venue Name: Tarragon Theatre
Cost: $550 Regular, $450 ArtsWorker
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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