Directors Lab North


lab 2015



The Lab's fifth year, held June 3rd - 7th, 2015 at the Tarragon Theatre in downtown Toronto, successfully united an international contingent of 27 directors from Canada, the USA and England, with a mandate to explore ideas, share knowledge and inspire creativity for the theatre.

The 2015 Lab included an array of topics:
Shakespeare with Jeanette Lambermont-Morey.
Playwrights Project with Erin Shieds.
Movement with Jane Johansen.
Artistic Direction with Jackie Maxwell and Eda Holmes.
Revivals session with Peter Hinton.
Site-Specific with Mitchell Cushman and Julie Tepperman.
New Play Development with Richard Rose and Andrea Romaldi.
Physical theatre with Allyson McMackon.

Lab Members also participated in "Shared Sessions", a series of workshops where Lab members share knowledge and techniques with the Lab. Topics this year ranged from Devising to Viewpoints. We also took a field trip to the Shaw Festival to see Pygmalion.

Directors Lab North is grateful to its supporters.

Special thanks to the Tarragon Theatre for their continued generous donation of their rehearsal spaces to house the fifth year of the Lab.

Thanks to the Shaw Festival for assisting us with our field trip.

A special thank you to Playwrights Canada Press.

A huge thanks to the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council for funding the Lab this year.
Lab Members
Colin Bruce Anthes Herbie Barnes
Megan Barrios Justen Bennet
Jerry Beal Brenley Charkow
Rozie Curtis Tamara Bernier Evans
Janet Howe Kate Hurman
Gabe Manthrop Alisa Matlovsky
Heather May Clara McBride
Megan Piercey Monafu Macey Mott
Dawn Naser Jennifer Quinn
Ali Richardson Emily Rollie
Tyler Seguin Rebecca Steiner
Samantha Tella Alec Toller
Sarah Thorpe Chris Woodworth
Danielle Wilson

Directors Lab North - 2015 Lab

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Directors Lab North - 2015 Lab Directors Lab North - 2015 Lab