SDC Foundation DCN: Director as Creator
SDC Member Lisa Peterson talks about a director’s impulse in creating new work with An Iliad and The Good Book. For any director or choreographer interested in an authorial approach.
Monday, December 15, 4:30pm
1501 Broadway, Suite 1701
SDC Conference Room
Please RSVP to DCN@SDCFoundation.org by December 11.
Lisa Peterson has done extensive work on new plays and classics in theaters across the country. In New York, her work has been seen at NYTW, Vineyard, Public Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Primary Stages, MCC, Women’s Project, Ma-Yi Theater, Playwrights Horizons and the Young Playwrights Festival. Regionally, she has worked at Mark Taper Forum (where she was Resident Director for ten years), La Jolla Playhouse (where she was Associate Director for three years), Berkeley Rep, Intiman, California Shakespeare Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Theater, Guthrie, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Dallas Theater Center, Baltimore Center Stage, Arena Stage, McCarter, Hartford Stage, Yale Rep, Long Wharf, and Huntington Theatre. She has developed plays at New Dramatists, Playwrights’ Center, O’Neill Playwrights Conference, and Sundance Theater Lab. Lisa is the recipient of an Obie Award, numerous Drama-Logue Awards, a Callaway nomination, a Drama Desk nomination, and an NEA/TCG grant. She is a graduate of Yale College and a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre.
SDCF Masters of the Stage
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Directors Lab North – Toronto, Canada
Date production rehearsal/job starts: 06/03/2015 Deadline to submit: 02/13/2015 Email applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact name: Evan Tsitsias Contact email: email@example.com Contact phone: 416-993-4185 Engager Website: www.directorslabnorth.com
5th year of Directors Lab North – a directing lab based in Toronto, geared toward professional practicing directors in all stages of their career. Now in its 5th year, the Lab fosters a national and international exchange between a community of emerging, mid level and established career directors that need a safe space to explore and connect with like-minded peers. Participants are exposed to foreign techniques and practices, broadening their scope and repertoire. It is a series of workshops, readings, investigations, roundtable discussions, shared sessions and master classes led by Canada’s foremost theatre practitioners.
Directors Lab North takes place in Toronto but is a national and international initiative, welcoming Directors from all across Canada and abroad. It is based on our experience with our time at the Lincoln Center Directors Lab in New York.
Directors Lab North is being generously hosted by the Tarragon Theatre from June 3rd- 7th, 2015. A maximum of 25 applicants will be admitted.
The LAB is free of charge but if accepted a $25 registration fee will apply.
CATCH! – Dance Camera West
Dance Camera West 14th Annual Dance Media Film Festival welcomes dance media in any dance style or genre. Categories include: screendance, short films, feature length, documentary, animation and interactive dance media. This year’s festival highlights include live site-specific dance performances, an interactive panel submission process, special programming celebrating dance in animation, and the 2nd Annual CalArts Emerging Artists Competition @ Dance Camera West. DCW venues have included The Music Center, REDCAT, MOCA, The Getty Museum, LACMA, Hammer Museum and Grand Park.
Important Dates for All Submissions:
Final Deadline: January 16th, 2015
Festival notifications will be sent via email by February 27th, 2015
Festival takes place in May
MFA in Theatre – Penn State
Penn State is seeking candidates for its MFA in Theatre with a specialization in Music Directing for Musical Theatre. Two students will be admitted in the fall of 2015. It is the first program of its kind in the country, headed by Dan Riddle. A three year course of study, the first two years will be on campus at University Park, PA. In the third year, the candidate will music direct a large on-campus production one semester and intern or assist in a regional, New York, or international production the other. The graduate assistantship will cover all tuition plus a stipend. Between the first two years on campus there will be a Penn State-sponsored trip to London for five weeks of summer study. Additional international opportunities are encouraged. Courses include a repertoire class, arranging and orchestrating, notation software, sound design, a Sitzprobe class, and conducting.
All applicants should be pianists by trade. Playing auditions is a big part of this training, so sightreading skills and familiarity with the repertoire are crucial. After review of the initial submission materials, certain applicants will be asked to audition/interview via Skype. Selected applicants will travel to Penn State.
Please send a cover letter, resumé, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. Deadline for submission is December 12th, 2014.
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