Connects – Masterclass – Into Directing

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Sat 24 September 2022

Join Mercury Theatre’s Creative Director, Ryan McBryde, for this intensive masterclass on his approach to creating a play from the all-important script, to the auditions and first meeting with designers, rehearsals and through to the opening night.

Mixing the artistic with the practical and using a script as a guide, you will get a chance to simulate the director’s process, asking questions and learning from experience. Over the 4-hour course, you will explore:

  • The writer-director relationship: picking a script and working with it
  • How to work with various creatives from the initial design onwards
  • Preparing for rehearsals and how to lead a room
  • Different styles of directing and what they are most useful for – rehearsed reading vs R&D period, directing vs assistant directing
  • Tech week and opening night

This Masterclass is for Directors of all levels, from those who are planning their first production to those who are ready to mount a large-scale show. In order to attend, please make sure you our signed up to our Connects programme.


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