Directing theatre (intensive)

Course Dates: 30/06/24 - 07/07/24
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: Keeley Street
Working with an experienced theatre director, explore the multiple aspects of directing theatre productions, including rehearsal preparation, text analysis and research, collaborating with the design team, and techniques for getting the best performances from actors.
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Directing theatre (intensive)
  • Course Code: DRB093
  • Dates: 30/06/24 - 07/07/24
  • Time: 10:30 - 17:30
  • Taught: Sun, Daytime
  • Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Laura Baggaley

Course Code: DRB093

Sun, day, 30 Jun - 07 Jul '24

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Developing your skills and finding your director's voice! Spend two intensive days exploring key elements of a director’s craft, including both practical exercises and discussions of different methods and approaches to rehearsing. As a tool of supporting the other aspiring directors, you may also act in some of the exercises. No acting experience necessary.

What will we cover?

• Preparing for rehearsal, including script analysis and research
• Planning, scheduling and running rehearsals
• Developing your vision for a production
• Working effectively with actors
• Collaborating with creative & technical teams
• The different challenges of new and classic plays.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Prepare a script for rehearsal
• Plan an effective rehearsal schedule
• Direct a scene with confidence
• Identify the key aspects of collaborating with designers and technical teams.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is suitable for those who wish to experience directing or for students with some experience looking to develop their existing skills.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will work in large and small groups, pairs and solo work.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Texts will be provided. You will also have access to resources Nick Hern Books and Digital Theatre as a city Lit student.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Gain further experience by enrolling onto one of our evening classes such as Directing theatre: improvers. A general acting course would be very useful to learn and become aware of the 'actors process'.

Laura Baggaley

Laura is an experienced theatre director, teacher and writer and has taught at City Lit since 2011. Laura has worked at a wide range of venues including the National Theatre, the Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park, Birmingham Rep, the Cambridge Arts Theatre, and Southwark Playhouse. She loves all types of plays, from new writing and devised theatre to Shakespeare and works in translation, and enjoys bringing scenes and characters to life with students in her classes. Laura studied English Literature as an undergraduate at Oxford University and went on to take an MA in Text and Performance Studies at King’s College London and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She splits her time between teaching, writing, environmental work and directing theatre productions.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.