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Workshop: Directing for the Stage with Scott Hurst

Directing for the Stage with Scott Hurst

Instructor: Scott Hurst

6 participants maximum

In Person - Ages 18+

This workshop is now SOLD OUT!


Dates & Times:

4 Weeks - Wednesdays  March 6, 13, 20, 27 (7:00 - 9:30 pm)


Location:

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.


Investment:

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.


To Register:

For more information, and to register your interest, please contact Scott Hurst at education@TheSouthSimcoeTheatre.com or text him at 705-229-7862.


This workshop is supported in part by the Innisfil Community Foundation.


 
The Herald Readers' Choice 2023 Diamond Winner

Best Theatre Instructor – Scott Hurst

 

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.


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