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Directing for the Stage
A director is a student of human nature. That’s been one of Philip Akin’s guiding principles in his decades-long, award-winning career as an actor and theatre director. From learning what to look for in a script to the importance of opening night rituals, learn how Philip approaches his craft, challenging his actors to elevate their work to new levels.
The role of a designer in theatre is not one of an architect or a carpenter, it’s one of a poet. Multi-Dora award-winning designer Lorenzo Savoini has learned through his years of work that design must be in constant conversation with the many other elements of a theatrical production. Learn how Lorenzo approaches his work as he shares his design process, investigates case studies, shares best practises, and most importantly, gives you the tools to start becoming a theatre poet yourself.
Intimacy in Performance
Accomplished actor, fight director and intimacy director Siobhan Richardson has played an instrumental role in raising awareness of the importance of intimacy direction in theatre spaces. Now, she’s sharing her expertise in the field of introductory intimacy coordination in this Theatre Master Class. Learn how to approach basic scenes of intimacy through lectures, demonstrations and a comprehensive scene workshop.
What do dramaturgs even do? Two of Canada’s leading dramaturgs set out to answer these questions and de-mystify the discipline. In this Theatre Master Class, Brian and Joanna will explore the history of dramaturgy, outline how to work with a playwright on a new script, and give you the tools to support the play development process. Dramaturgy happens, whether you’re aware of it or not – and Brian and Joanna will teach you how to harness it’s use to strengthen the play.
Producing for the Stage
It’s hard to nail down a specific definition for what a producer does, since their role is often so wide in scope. But international producer and arts manager Michelle Yagi has found that there are three fundamental skills that every producer should know about in the performing arts field. From creating a budget to crafting thorough agreements, learn how Michelle approaches the art of producing.
To an audience, the production manager’s impact on a theatre performance is largely invisible, but behind the scenes is an entirely different story. Paul explores his experiences managing a wide range of different performance art productions, offers advice on leading technical teams, and breaks down the nitty-gritty details of scheduling and budgeting. He’ll teach you how you can succeed at managing a production so effectively that it looks like it runs itself.
The Theatre Master Class Series has been produced with support from The Ontario Trillium Foundation, The City of Barrie, and Theatre by the Bay's generous members, sponsors and donors.