2014 Lab

Directors Lab North’s 2014 Lab was held in Toronto, Ontario from June 4 – 8, 2014.

The Lab’s fourth year successfully united an international contingent of 25 directors from Canada, the USA, Sweden, Australia and Ireland, with a mandate to explore ideas, share knowledge and inspire creativity for the theatre.

Lab Topics

Building Ensemble Masterclass
with Jillian Keily

Collaborative Working Session and Q&A
with Hannah Moscovitch

New Play Development
with Richard Rose and Andrea Romaldi

Artistic Direction
with Dennis Garnhum

Physical Theatre
with Allyson McMackon

A Midsummer’s Night Dream
with Chris Abraham

with Ross Manson

Producing Panel
with Derrick Chua, Julie Tepperman and Aaron Willis

Lab Participants

Lara Arabian
Georgina Beaty
Kent Burnham
Kristy Chambrelli
Joanna Doak
Sten Erik
Teri-Lynn Friesen
Chelsea Haberlin
Chris Jackman
Kelly Johnston
Janet Kish
Sarah Kitz
Anita La Selva
Alexsandra Marzocca
Alisa Matlovsky
Tamara McCarthy
Gabrielle Metcalf
Jenny Montgomery
Nicola Murphy
Marilo Nunez
Nicole Ratjen
Benjamin Rexroad
Jennifer Roberts
Shana Solomon

Stage Manager Extraordinaire

Daniel Bennett

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 Moment Work to Viewpoints. We also took a field trip to the Stratford Festival to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

DLN is grateful to its supporters

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

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

A huge thanks to the Ontario Arts Council for funding the Lab this year.