Some Thoughts on Assistant Directing So Far

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Now that we’re in the third week of rehearsals for Tom at the Farm, there are a few things I’ve learnt about assistant directing* so far: Assistant Directing is a roller coaster of ‘I totally thought that, too! I’m a genius!,’ and, ‘I never would have noticed that! I’m an idiot and abject failure!’ Worrying about finding ways of being … Read More

World Theatre Day and Directors Lab North

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Happy World Theatre Day! I’m glad to say I was fortunate enough to be in rehearsals today. On that note, Tom at the Farm is going well. I’m enjoying observing Eda and contributing where I can and as appropriate.   A few days ago I got the unfortunate news that I wasn’t selected to direct as part of The Playwright … Read More

Meetings and Branding

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Had a wonderful meeting with Eda, the director of Tom at the Farm, this past Sunday. While I attended a design meeting earlier this month, the opportunity to spend an afternoon with her, going over the show, was extremely helpful and insightful. We’ll be starting rehearsals a week from today and I’m just making sure I have my promptbook prepped, … Read More

Assistant Directing Prep and Voice-Acting

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The past while I’ve been building up to a couple big things. The first is the official announcement to something I’ve been hinting at for a while: I will be assistant director on Buddies in Bad Times’ production of Tom at the Farm, working under the talented Eda Holmes. I connected with Eda last Spring, sending a cold e-mail once … Read More

Step Away and Look Forward

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In my last few posts I wrote about my involvement with The Beaver Den as director and dramaturg. Since my last update, due to creative and professional differences, I have chosen to step away my role in the production as director. Essentially there was disagreement over some of the content in the script and, while the playwrights/producers and I had … Read More