Sunday, December 1, 2013

9-DAY DIRECTING INTENSIVE “CAMP” @ THE STRAND: ONLY A FEW SPOTS REMAIN

Snow Camp: A Directing Intensive

ONLY A FEW SPOTS REMAIN!  REGISTER TODAY

WHEN: December 14 – 22, Saturdays and Sundays: 11 AM to 9 PM; Monday through Friday: 6 PM to 9 PM
WHERE:
Strand Theater at 1823 N Charles St in Baltimore, MD.
TUITION: $150.  There are only fifteen registration slots available

Housing and transportation is not provided.
For more information and to register,  please visit our website

Snow Camp is a nine-day intensive program, hosted by the Strand Theater Company, that will focus on cultivating and enriching the artistic practice of directing new work. Will Davis and Michael Rau will lead the all activities, building on their successful intensive this past summer as part of the NNPN/Kennedy Center’s MFA Playwrights’ Workshop.

Campers
Theatre professionals, as well as undergraduate and graduate students, are encouraged to apply. Applicants need not be directors, but they must be interested in exploring the role of the director. Campers will engage in a rigorous conversation about the role of the director in the new work landscape, workshop their craft in a collaborative setting with fellow directors, and observe each other in rehearsal. 

Activities

  • Theory and craft conversations
  • Group workshop hours focused on strategies for developing a new piece
  • Observership of fellow participants in rehearsal with subsequent feedback and discussion
  • Group conversations about the landscape of the American theater and new play development
  • A week long investigation into a new work that culminates in a final project showing
Topics
  • Values and aesthetics. What do you make? How do you make it? Why do you make what you make? Why the theatre? Why now?
  • Dramaturg and Playwright Relationships. What are the director/dramaturg and the director/playwright relationships? What are effective models for these collaborations?
  • Models for Play-making. How will you make the play? How do others you admire make a new work?
  • What is collaboration? What does it look like? What does that word even mean? How do we practice it? Who are your collaborators?
  • The American Theatrical Landscape. What challenges face directors today? What are the challenges facing the creation of new work? Can we create four simple ideas that would address these challenges and change the American Theatre?
  • Career Planning. How to get a job/ be a freelancer/ start a company/ work for a company/ go to grad school.