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A DIRECTING WORKSHOP
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New Minowa Players is excited to present a workshop for anyone who has considered directing a show. Creating opportunities for people to learn new skills, or to improve existing skills, is a joy to us, and we take it seriously. Offering workshops is one of the ways we do that. Please join us for A Directing Workshop. The cost, $10 for members of New Minowa Players and $20 for non-members, includes all materials and lunch. Registration is limited t 20 participants and is open to adults and high school or college age students.
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
New Minowa Players 906 South Mill Street Decorah, IA 52101
The workshop will be facilitated by Kristen Underwood, Aaron Kvale and Sheryl Scheffert, with Kristen serving as our expert director. An overview of the workshop is as follows:
10:00-12:30: How to Think Like a Director
Thinking about the script
Breaking a script into beats
What do you want to say with this script?
What qualities are you looking for in actors for this show?
Technical needs analysis
Adapting the script for an NMP audience
Thinking about the performance space
Using the stage
Spaces beyond the stage
12:30-1:15: Lunch break
1:15-1:45: Planning for auditions
How do we get to see what we want/need from actors?
Make a plan
2:15-2:45: Casting discussion and decisions
2:45-3:45: Hands-on directing experience