Instructor: Scott Hurst
6 participants maximum
In Person - Ages 18+
Dates & Times:
4 Weeks - Wednesdays March 6, 13, 20, 27 (7:00 - 9:30 pm)
The Town Hall [On Stage], 1 Hamilton Street, Cookstown (Home of The South Simcoe Theatre)
What goes on in a Directing Workshop?
Whether it’s a musical or a non-musical play the Director is the person who defines the united vision for a production and, working with the various designers and department heads, discusses all aspects of a production to ensure that everyone is on the same “page” and everyone is on the same “calendar”.
In this four-week workshop participants will explore:
text analysis of a non-musical play (musicals will be discussed briefly)
how to create a realistic rehearsal schedule and production calendar
how to work effectively with the design team (sets, props, costumes, lighting, sound)
how to conduct effective auditions and call-backs
how to conduct effective rehearsals and create a safe space
how to work with a wide variety of actors and characters
ways to help the actors to stage themselves naturally
moving from theory to practice with “live” actors
Each week there will be a mix of “round table” discussions and putting things “on their feet” in a practical manner. Due to the nature of this workshop participants are encouraged to do some homework between classes and, as each class is cumulative regular attendance is recommended. There will be weekly handouts to take away.
The fee of $110 is payable by February 15th to BoxOffice@TheSouthSimcoeTheatre.com via e-transfer* (subsidies may be available). Please mention which class you're paying for in the message section of the e-transfer. *Please note you're not sending money by email, this address is the Payee for e-transfer purposes. If you are not set up to pay by e-transfer please leave a message at 705-458-4432 and the Box Office Staff will contact you if you wish to pay by Visa or MasterCard.
This workshop is supported in part by the Innisfil Community Foundation.
Best Theatre Instructor – Scott Hurst
Meet Scott Hurst
A survivor of 48 years in professional and community theatre, Scott has earned a living as an actor, singer, dancer, director, writer and producer, and his resume includes seasons at the Stratford Festival, Charlottetown Festival, Blyth Festival, Thousand Islands Playhouse, and National Arts Centre. Locally he is known for his extensive work with The South Simcoe Theatre, Kempenfelt Community Players, Talk is Free Theatre, Theatre by the Bay, Huronia Players, and the Orillia Sunshine Festival. He's very happy to be able to offer affordable group classes and individual coaching again in Simcoe County.