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.
|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|