Preparing to Direct with
“I have discovered over recent years that the more I prepare, the more free and collaborative I can be in the room.”
In this workshop you will cover: different ways of reading and preparing a script, looking at the text from multiple perspectives i.e. design, lighting, sound, music, movement, how you can schedule and plan your rehearsals to best suit your process and ensure you have enough time even when you don’t, how to organise and apply research so that it is practical and feeds directly into the work and ways to prepare the text to explore character in depth with actors. Miranda will take you through her process and share some of the mistakes she has learned from and tips she has collected along the way. There will be practical tasks and space for discussion and to ask questions.
This #JMKSpace event is open to all. It takes the place of our directors’ groups normally hosted by Reading Rep, Nuffield Southampton Theatres and Wiltshire Creative.
30 spaces are available.
The workshop will take place 2.00- 4.00 p.m on Friday 4th September on Zoom.
To reserve your free place, and receive a Zoom invitation, please email– firstname.lastname@example.org
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Miranda Cromwell’s directing credits include as co-director: Death of a Salesman (Young Vic Theatre/West End transfer). As director: Rockets and Blue Lights (Manchester Royal Exchange/ BBC radio 3) Half Breed (Talawa Theatre/Soho Theatre/Edinburgh Fringe Festival/India tour), Magic Elves, Hey Diddle Diddle, Sense (Bristol Old Vic), Pigeon English (Edinburgh Fringe Festival/Bristol Old Vic), The Rest of Your Life (Bush Theatre) and Death and Treason (Bristol Old Vic/UK tour). As Associate Director her credits include Company- Olivier award for Best Musical Revival, Critics Circle Award for Best Musical (Gielgud Theatre) and Angels in America- Olivier and Tony Award for Best Revival (National Theatre/Neil Simon Theatre, Broadway) on A Monster Calls- Olivier Award for Best Entertainment and Family (Old Vic/ Bristol Old Vic) Coram Boy (Colston Hall). As Assistant Director her credits include, Strife, An Enemy of the People (Chichester Festival Theatre), hang (Royal Court Theatre), and Swallows and Amazon and Far Away (Bristol Old Vic).
2.00 – 4.00 p.m on Friday 4th September
#JMKSpace on Zoom