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About The Director's Way with Whitney White

The Director’s Way: A Roundabout TheatreLab workshop from Whitney White, an Obie and Lilly Award-winning director, writer, and musician originally from Chicago.

All sessions to be conducted via Zoom and your purchase grants access to all four weeks of this workshop. Roundabout will provide instructions to join the virtual TheatreLab post-purchase.

SESSION 1 | NOV 16, 11AM-1PM EST

ESTABLISHING YOUR VISION

Begin the course with a discussion on how to fill one's cup and find the nourishment a Director needs. Discussion will also cover how to find designers and the impact of design on world building.

SESSION 2 | NOV 23, 11AM-1PM EST

EXPLORING THE PLAYWRIGHT/DIRECTOR RELATIONSHIP

Working with a writer is a very special type of collaboration. Finding the right playwright can be life and career changing. Explore several successful director-playwright duos and explore why their collaboration works, or what to do when it doesn't.

SESSION 3 | NOV 30, 11AM-1PM EST

GENERATING YOUR OWN WORK

It is important to see yourself as an author of the work. Explore how to generate owned works for performance whether that be through devising, writing or other methods.

SESSION 4 | DEC 7, 11AM-1PM EST

MULTIDISCIPLINARY WORK AND CREATING ACROSS MEDIUMS

In this challenging time we are learning the many ways that directors can and must create work. Gone are the days of only working on a proscenium stage. Here we will discuss various technologies and ways for you to pivot your work across mediums.

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