Directors Lab North


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Directors Lab North 2016 participants

The Lab's sixth year, held June 8th – 12th, 2016 at the Tarragon Theatre in downtown Toronto, successfully united an international contingent of 30 directors from Canada, the USA and Europe, with a mandate to explore ideas, share knowledge and inspire creativity for the theatre.

The 2016 Lab included an array of topics:
Artistic Direction and transitions with Albert Schultz.
Adaptation session with Peter Hinton.
Shakespeare with Jeanette Lambermont-Morey.
Playwrights Project with Morris Panych.
Movement with Jane Johansen.
Directing with Richard Rose.
New Play Development with David Yee, Nina Lee Aquino,
Kelly Thornton and Andrea Romaldi.
Costume design with Bill Shmuck.
Projection Design with Beth Kates and Ben Chaisson.

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, SynthAnalysis, Co-direction to Forum Theatre. We also took a field trip to the Shaw Festival to see Alice in Wonderland.

Stage management by Daniel Bennett.

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 sixth 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
Rebecca Benson Dian Marie Bridge
Wesley Broulik Heather Cant
Rebecca Cunningham Katrina Darychuk
Charlotte Drover Jessie Fraser
Allegra Fulton Sam Godfrey
Robert A. K. Gonyo Graydon Gund
Cory Haas Ilana Khanin
Lillian King Ann Kreitman
Charlie McGrath Julie McIsaac
Laura McLean Robert Motum
Zita Nyarady Alex Randrup
Jesse Roth Daniel Sileshi
Michela Sisti Chiamaka Ugwu
thomas Usher Samuel Wilson
Joanne Williams Floranina Ezzell
Chang Nai Wen

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