Workshops By Request

Women's Directing Initiative

Theatre Alberta, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, and Citadel Theatre are proud to partner on the Women's Directing Intensive as part of Theatre Alberta's Workshops By Request: Rocky Mountain Series.

Women's Directing Intensive
March 2-4, 2018
Instructor: Carey Perloff

Carey Perloff is a director, writer, and producer who ha served as Artistic Director of the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco since 1992. Perloff's many international collaborations include Canadian productions of Morris Panych's The Overcoat, Kim Collier's No Exit, Michel Tremblay's Vigil, Wajdi Mouawad's Scorched, and exchanges with the Stratford Festival, Theatre Calgary, Canadian Stage, and Vancouver Playhouse. Recently, she commissioned and directed the world premiere of A Thousand Splendid Suns, the A.C.T. and Theatre Calgary co-production went on to win a 2017 Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding Production of a Play.

Participants in this master class will be guided in an exploration of one classical play and one contemporary work written by a woman. Topics will include: how to prepare a rehearsal, how to break down a text, and how to lead a rehearsal process that is exploratory and alive. The class will also address the issue of authority versus collaboration, which is often paramount for women directors: women must find their own voices and their own method of setting up parameters in the room in a way that feels true to them but allows them to shape the work effectively so that their own visions can be realized.

To apply for financial assistance, click here. Only current Theatre Alberta members residing in Alberta will be considered for a financial assistance.

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