2022 Lab

Directors Lab North’s 2022 Lab was held from June 13 – 19, 2022.

Lab Topics

Panel Discussion: Casting in the 21st Century
(Stories from the Front Lines)

with Mike Payette and Kimberley Rampersad

with Ben Wheelright from Frantic Theatre Assembly

with Ronnie Burkett

with Jackie Maxwell

with Lindsay Lachance and Reneltta Arluk

with Herbie Barnes

with Keith Barker

Workshop: Story Weaving and Land-Based Dramaturgy
with Jill Carter

Stratford Stories
with Esther Jun and E.B. Smith

Directing Actors
with Peter Pasyk

Movement and Text
with Allyson McMackon

Playwrights Project
with Jeff Ho

Lab Participants

Jacquie Loewen
Geoffrey Arndt 

Thomas Duret 

 Ethan Persyko 

 Ilse G. Castro Corona

Ariel Martz-Oberlander 

Madeleine Barry

 Irene Alby 

 Alice Venessa Bever

 Cody Haefner 

 Danica Jensen 

Bridget Grace Sheaff 

Jake Lipman

 Arthi Chandra

 Dan Graham 

 Valmai Goggin 

 Lila Rachel Becker 

 Pat Henman 

 Miguel Valentin 

 Martina Novakova 

 Ming Hudson 

 Molly Rose Heller 

 Charlotte Sofia Garraway 

 Whitaker Gannon 

Stage Manager
Brianna Unger

Assistant Stage Manager
Wei Qing Tan

We also had Labbie led session on: Theatre of the Oppressed, Neurodiversity in Theatre,  Verbatim Theatre, Devising within limitations, Neopolitan Theatre,  Creating Safe and Brave Spaces, Dramaturgical Traps, Rehearsal Techniques Roundtable. 

We took a field trip to the Stratford Festival to see their production of Hamlet and had sessions with some of their artists. 

Thanks again to the Tarragon Theatre for generously donating their space for the Lab, the Luminato Festival for inviting us to see The Cave, and to the Stratford Festival for hosting the Labbies for our sessions there. 

DLN is grateful to its supporters

A huge thank you to the Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts for supporting the Lab again this year.