Directors Lab North


lab 2012



The second year of the Lab, held May 31st - June 3rd, 2012 at the Tarragon Theatre in downtown Toronto was another success. 25 directors from all over Canada, the US and Germany dedicated 4 days to exploring ideas, sharing knowledge, and igniting inspiration for the theatre.

Brad Fraser speaks to the Lab about the Playwright/Director Relationship (1).

Matthew Jocelyn discusses the state of the theatre in Canada (2).

The Artistic Director Panel with panelists Philip Akin, Tina Rasmussen and Brendan Healey (3).

A moment from Nina Lee Aquino's Masterclass on the Director as Dramaturg (4).

Fellow Lab Members during "Shared Sessions", a series of workshops where Lab members share knowledge and techniques with the Lab. Topics this year ranged from Laban to Shakespeare (5-9).

Directors Lab North is grateful to its supporters.

Special thanks to Shelly Meichenbaum our weekend volunteer, and our dedicated Steering Committee Stephanie Graham, Andrew Lamb and Rupal Shah.

Special thank you to Tarragon Theatre for their continued generous donation of their rehearsal spaces to house the second year of the Lab.
Lab Members
Aviva Armour-Ostroff Annie G. Levy
Alice Bever Deborah Magid
Jill Carter Natasha Martina
Rod Ceballos Jon Michaelson
Trevor Copp Elenna Moseff
Evan Cummings Morgan Norwich
Joel Fishbane Christina Pichler
Monique Fisher Leonie Pichler
Jessica Glanfield Karin Randoja
Charlotte Gowdy Nathan Schwartz
Michelle Hawkings Jones Jay Stern
Christopher Jackman David Tompa
Nancy Jones Rona Waddington
Janet Kish

Guest Artists
Brad Fraser - The Playwright/Director Relationship
Nina Lee Aquino - Masterclass: The Director as Dramaturg in New Works
Matthew Jocelyn - Masterclass: The Theatre in Canada
Eda Holmes - Preparing a Script
Philip Akin, Brendan Healey, Tina Rasmussen
- Artistic Director Panel
The Designer/Director Relationship Designers:
Cami Koo, Jung-Hye Kim, Michelle Ramsey, Thomas Ryder Payne, Ken MacKenzie, Richard Lee & Lyon Smith

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