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 Posted: Sun Feb 4th, 2007 06:13 pm
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I've got myself talked in to running a workshop for potential amateur directors.
Well I reckon I know some of the theory and can draw
on my experience but ...
What would YOU regard as essential points to cover.
These folk have mostly had experience of being directed
and acting,etc.
Any ideas?

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 Posted: Sun Feb 4th, 2007 07:45 pm
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Knowing what they are good at and allowing others to contribute.  I think a lot of actors think they can direct or, directors think they can do it all, but they really need to take the time to respect what each role in theatre is there for.

I think the fundamental role for the director is to take the voices of all the artists in the collaboration of theatre and pull them together to a form of unity, from the actors, to the set designers and starting with the playwrights original intended message.

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 Posted: Sun Feb 4th, 2007 08:57 pm
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So, I call myself a professional playwright but I'm also an amateur director. In my opinion the most important things for a new amateur directors to do is

Get the organisational work done  before you call auditions

pick a good script

pick a good cast

organise time effectively

Try not to be too clever and learn from the process

 

The best Nic

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