GMDF Directors Workshop

Directors Workshop 13th & 14th June 2015

Following the tremendous success of the previous two events GMDF is delighted to announce that we will be holding another weekend workshop. The Directors Workshop, will, once again, be conducted by Abigail Anderson and will be held at Players Dramatic Society, Anfield Rd., Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Cheshire. SK8 5EX map on Saturday / Sunday 13th and 14th June 2015 10.30am – 4.30pm on both days.

This is a practical workshop for directors. During the workshop we will cover techniques for: pre-rehearsal preparation, textual analysis, staging, giving and taking notes, rehearsal etiquette, characterisation, and a selection of textual exercises.There will also be plenty of opportunity to ask specific questions about your own projects and experiences. Given the nature of the course, it is essential that you are available to attend all day on both days.

The workshop will fun, with a lot of laughs and new skills learned. Teas and coffees will be provided but you will need to arm yourselves with some lunch.The course is open to all directing and potential directing members of GMDF societies. Places are strictly limited to 21 persons and the total cost per person is £30 for the two days, so if you are interested please apply by email to stating your name and GMDF member society. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Abigail is currently directing at Theatre by the Lake in Keswick. She was Associate Director at Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, Shakespeare’s Globe, and the Royal Shakespeare Company. She is a Graduate of the Young Vic Director’s programme and was part of the National Theatre Studio Emerging Directors Programme.

The workshop attendees must be 18 and over. Read an interview with Abigail about directing by clicking here or click here to read her CV.

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