Ashland Center for Theatre Studies
Past Elective Course
The Director and the Rehearsal Process
A week-long 3-credit graduate level class geared toward high school and community college theatre educators covering the director's role in the rehearsal process:
- Address issues of working with young actors
- Explore the post-casting, pre-technical rehearsal period
- Develop script analysis skills geared toward character development and helping actors realize their potential
- Build a rehearsal vocabulary
- Discover practical blocking exercises
- Learn how to use rehearsals as acting lessons while not impeding progress toward opening night
- Create rehearsal plans and monitoring schedules to ensure your performers peak at opening night
- Work with professional directors
- Discuss and analyze the Oregon Shakespeare Festival production of Twelfth Night
- Direct SOU young student actors and each other in practical directing exercises
G Valmont Thomas, director and OSF actor
Penny Metropulos, OSF and freelance director
Here's what our students say:
- "Everything was absolutely fantastic, but the thing I appreciated most was the focus on the high school situations we work in and how to apply what we're learning."
- "Above and beyond what I had hoped for . . . really what I needed."
- "Amazing. I feel like I have been working with greatness!
- "I loved this week. It touched my soul and changed my life. I'm very excited for my own classes and season to begin."
- "It means so much to be here in this nurturing environment with this loving faculty and staff."
2005 Particpant Emily Ottaway from Kansas with SOU student actors
|9:00-11:30 am||Morning session|
|11:30 am-12:30 pm||Lunch|
|12:30-5:00 pm||Afternoon sessions (break time TBA)|
|Evening Schedule 2010
|Sunday 7/25, 7:00 pm||Welcome reception, orientation|
|Monday 7/26, 7:00 pm||Scene analysis|
|Tuesday 7/27, 8:30 pm||OSF play, Twelfth Night
|Wednesday 7/28, 7:00 pm||Scene rehearsals|
|Thursday 7/29, 7:00 pm||Scene rehearsals|