Call for submissions from Canadian directors for 2014
The Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction
a director training program with emphasis on classical text
Michael Langham – Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival, 1956-1967
Directing the classics requires extraordinary understanding of the text and keen sensitivity to the role of the actor. The Langham Workshop offers our country’s most promising directors an unmatched opportunity to develop the skills that will enable them to master this uniquely demanding repertoire.
– Antoni Cimolino, Artistic Director, Stratford Festival
This call is for theatre directors, from emerging to mid-stage in their career. Their primary task will be assistant directing one of the plays in the Festival’s 2014 season. Twenty-three directors have participated since the program’s inaugural year in 2010. Participants in our current season are:
- Kevin Bennett (Vancouver)
- Mitchell Cushman (Toronto)
- Andrea Donaldson (Toronto)
- Kevin Hammond (Toronto)
- Birgit Schreyer Duarte (Toronto)
- Ken Schwartz (Canning, NS)
The Festival’s 2014 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 2014 press release:http://www.stratfordfestival.ca/uploadedFiles/Stratford/media/2013_Press_Releases/Press_Release_2014_Season_Announcement.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 2014.
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.
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, Associate Producer
Stratford Festival, Box 520, 55 Queen St, Stratford, ON, Canada N5A 6V2
519-271-4040 ex 2290
Submissions must be postmarked or emailed by September 1, 2013.
Decisions for 2014 will be made no later than December of 2013.
We extend our thanks to the Department of Canadian Heritage.