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Webinar: Directing for Community Theatre

Mentor: Candy Pryce
When: February 1-March 1 (five weeks) from 7-9pm
Cost: $15 per session or $50 for all five sessions
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Candy Pryce


Webinar: Directing for Community Theatre


Mentor: Director, Candy Pryce

When: Five Weeks - February 1, 8, 15, 22 and March 1st from 7-9pm via Zoom (link will be sent to registrants prior to February 1st)

Cost: $15 per session or $50 for all five sessions


E-transfer to:

How: Register your interest at:


Note: If you are only going to attend certain sessions, please indicate which ones in that email, and include your phone contact.


*For ages 16 and up.

Webinar Session Overviews:

1: Directing for Community Theatre – Overview
Or, What the Heck Are They Doing Behind that Table, Anyways?

An overview of the director's job right from being offered the play to Opening Night, highlighting the special requirements of community theatre.


2: Script Analysis
Be a Text Detective!

What to look for in the script - for Directors, Actors, Designers, Producers and Stage Managers – and where to find it! Searching out the clues the writers have given that will make your job easier and more rewarding.


3: Working with Actors – casting and rehearsals
Balancing Work and Play

Topics include:

  • How to run a rehearsal

  • The importance of building trust

  • The logistics of running auditions

  • The pieces of the casting puzzle


4: Design & Creative Teams
Who’s “doing” costumes?

A discussion of what design for the theatre is, how it can vary in different community theatre groups, and how to approach that as a director.


5: Planning and Scheduling
How to Avoid "Hell Week!"

Good planning can keep theatre production from being stressful. A step by step review of how thinking ahead and using production schedules, rehearsal schedules and the like can forestall the problems that lead to tearing of hair and gnashing of teeth just before Opening!

Meet Candy Pryce



Candy has been a Barrie resident for over twenty years and involved in central Ontario theatre as an actor, director and administrator. She has acted professionally for various companies including The Orillia Opera House, Theatre by the Bay, The Humber River Shakespeare Co., Talk Is Free Theatre and Theatre Collingwood. She is a member of the local actor collective Theatre Georgian Bay, and directed their last three Bard on the Bay summer Shakespeare productions at the Collingwood Amphitheatre. In addition to directing for TGB, Candy has directed for the central Ontario community theatres the Kempenfelt Community Players, Mariposa Arts Theatre and The South Simcoe Theatre. Candy holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from York University and a BEd in Drama and English from Ottawa U.

Future mentorship workshops will include: 

Stage Management (Date TBC)

Costume Design (Date TBC)


*Supported by a generous grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation copy.png
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