SUMMER STAGE DIRECTING WORKSHOP
FEBRUARY 17-18 and 24-25 / 4 pm – 7 pm
Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to be a director?
This is your chance!
Two consecutive, three-hour-long Saturdays and Sundays in February, with an evening of scene performance for the membership and public at the end
Workshop Coordinator: Heller
Cover topics such as: How to analyze a play for direction (what to look at, what to look for); how to approach ‘blocking’ (the so-called ‘warm’ and ‘cold’ stage areas, movement… when and why it’s needed, etc), scene study, how to get actors to do what you want (!), etc. Topics will be added according to available time.
Approach will be very hands-on and practical
(the best way of learning is DOING)
Maximum of 10 participants, working in pairs
Requirements: Minimum age of 18.
Some theatre background is needed. Therefore prerequisite is: a) at least one season of Hugo Halbrich’s acting workshop; b) an equivalent in either training and / or performance either in Suburban Players or other theatre groups; or c) a conversation/evaluation by course director
FEES: $300 for members / $600 non-members
Registration and/or Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heller has lived in Argentina for going on 3.5 years, coming here from Canada. As well as in the United States and Mexico, he’s worked as an actor (since he was 8) in a long list of stage plays, in some films and even on radio. Plays include lead roles in The Mikado, 42nd Street, The Fantasticks, Hello Dolly!, Fiddler on the Roof and Brigadoon among others. Films include a small role in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s made-for-TV movie The Private Capital; a lead in a festival entry, My Field of Flowers; a role in an independent production, Penance; and as an extra in others. Plays he directed include The Pirates of Penzance, The Sorcerer and Six Characters in Search of an Author (this last being for Suburban Players). His father was a writer-director for films and live TV, his mother assisted and, also, managed the office at a motion picture laboratory for two decades. Heller has also served on the Board of Directors (including a term as President and as 1st Vice President) of the North Shore Light Opera Society, in the Vancouver area.