Workshop: Directing for Actors, Convergence Theatre

Dear Friends of Convergence Theatre,

Just a reminder that the DIRECTING FOR ACTORS workshop with Convergence co-Artistic Director Aaron Willis is happening very soon. There’s still space available, so if you’re interested please get in touch, and of course feel free to contact us if you have any questions or queries.

This workshop will take place from September 5 – 7 at the Fringe Creation Lab, 720 Bathurst Street, just south of Bloor.

Friday September 5: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday September 6: 10:00am-5:30pm
Sunday September 7: 10:00am-5:30pm


$300 + HST = $339

20% off for CAEA/ACTRA members: $240 + HST = $271.20


Actors sometimes make the best directors! This workshop will explore research methods, script preparation (breaking your script into “events” & “units”, exploring the ideas that underpin the text, and more) and building healthy relationships with actors, designers, and producers. Learn how to ask yourself the questions that will lead you to a clear vision of the play. We‘ll also look at ways a director-dramaturge might collaborate with a playwright on new work in both workshop and rehearsal environments, strategies for running an audition and rehearsal room, and how to best prepare for tech. Each participant will have an opportunity to prepare and direct each other in scenes from previously published texts. Whether you are an actor with no previous experience directing, or someone who is just beginning, this workshop is for you. Maximum 12 participants


The Fringe Creation Lab – 720 Bathurst Street (just south of Bloor in the CSI Annex) Suite 403