Call for submissions from Canadian directors for 2013
The Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction
a director training program with emphasis on classical text
Michael Langham – Artistic Director of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, 1956-1967
Antoni Cimolino, Artistic Director designate of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival announces the continuation of our director training program – The Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction. Twenty directors have participated since the program’s inaugural year in 2010. Participants in our current season are:
- Eric Benson (Halifax)
- Heather Davies (London)
- Alan Dilworth (Toronto)
- Andrea Donaldson (Toronto)
- Darcy Evans (Toronto/Stratford)
- Varrick Grimes (Stratford)
- Kevin Hammond (Toronto)
- Rachel Peake (Vancouver)
- Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu (Toronto)
- Kristen van Ginhoven (Lee, MA)
- Aaron Willis (Toronto)
This call is for theatre directors, from emerging to mid-stage in their career. Their primary task will be assistant directing.
The Festival’s 2013 season begins in February with the final openings in August. Assistant directors are usually required for 8-16 weeks within that timeframe. Please refer to the 2013 press release: http://www.stratfordfestival.ca/uploadedFiles/Stratford/media/2012_Press_Releases/Press_Release_2013_season.pdf
Selected participants will be given the opportunity to choose a piece of classical text for the Directors’ Workshop Presentation slated for the fall of 2013. Resources include actors, stage managers, rehearsal space, venue, costumes and set pieces from our warehouse, production support plus travel and an honorarium.
Participants will join existing classes in text, voice, movement and other disciplines regularly held by the Festival’s Theatre Training Department as well as specialized classes exploring the text, vocal and physical skills for use in the rehearsal process of a classical play.
This program will include tours, complimentary tickets to shows, invitations to special events, access to archives and libraries, chats/dinners both formal and informal with senior staff and guest artists.
Workshop participants receive a fee plus a travel and accommodation subsidy.
To apply, please submit a resume, a letter of recommendation and a personal letter.
Please send your package by mail or email to:
Bonnie Green, Assistant Producer
Stratford Shakespeare Festival
Box 520, 55 Queen St
Stratford, ON Canada N5A 6V2
519-271-4040 ex 2290
Submissions must be postmarked or emailed by August 15, 2012.
Decisions for 2013 will be made no later than December of 2012.
We extend our thanks to the Department of Canadian Heritage.