Directing 101

Course Description: Are you interested in directing but scared to take the plunge? Have you already directed something but feel like you need to hone your skills? In this “Into to Directing” workshop we will discuss preparation, visualization, and communication –the basics of directing.

Instructor Bio: Robin has worked professionally as a stage-manager, lighting designer, dramaturge, actor, director and playwright and has worked for companies across Canada including The Arts Club, Pacific Theatre and The New Play Centre (now known as the Playwrights Theatre Centre) in Vancouver, as well as the Belfry Theatre (Victoria), the Globe (Regina), Persephone (Saskatoon), PTE (Winnipeg) the Grand (London, ON), and Drayton Entertainment (Grand Bend, ON) . She received her BFA in theatre from UVic and her MFA in directing from UBC and has been a faculty member in the theatre program at TRU since 2004. In 1995 She, along with 5 other actors who had all recently become mothers, created a show about motherhood called Mom’s the Word which has been produced in 11 other countries, translated into 5 other languages, is still touring and has played to over 2 million people across Canada and internationally. It was followed in 2005 by Mom’s the Word 2: Unhinged which also toured internationally and in 2009 by Mom’s the Word: Remixed which is currently touring in Canada.

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