The Directors Lab – Conducted by John Rado

John RadoJohn is a practicing actor, director and film maker, who graduated from the NIDA Directors Course in 1996. He is passionate about the development and growth of meaningful theatre and art.

The Directors Lab has been designed for experienced community and amateur theatre practitioners who are passionate and want to expand their knowledge and skills. The Lab is for those who would like the opportunity to take part in an interactive laboratory that examines ways to deepen their experience and awareness in theatre and art. Full participation and preparation are essential in this collaborative process and the input and experiences of the participants will play an integral part in the direction of the program. The Lab aims to help raise the awareness of directors and guide them to find new energy and inspiration in making theatre today by exploring such questions as:

Who are we as theatre people?
Where are we geographically?
What does technology have to do with it?
When are we? – the social/political/economic influence on us as theatre directors.
Why do we want to do this thing called THEATRE anyway?

How do we work alongside designers, producers, choreographers, technicians, stage managers and administrators? Why and how do we choose plays to direct? What is the casting process and how to inspire actors? Why is the knowledge of theatre history important? What is the process of staging (blocking) a production?

The Lab will provide an opportunity to work with professional actors and put into practice new skills and techniques, culminating in a showing at the end of the program.

The Drill Hall Theatre – 2 Jubilee Avenue, Mullumbimby NSW 2482

How Much?

The Directors Lab will be run over six weeks culminating in a public performance of experimental works by each participant.

Email Tel. 0468 356 164

Dates and Times:
Saturday 17 June 10am – 4pm
Saturday 24 June 10am – 4pm
Saturday 1 July 10am – 4pm
Saturday 8 July 10am – 4pm
Monday 10 July 6pm – 10pm
Wednesday 12 July 6pm – 10pm
Friday 14 July 6pm – 10pm
Saturday 15 July 10am – 4pm
Monday 17 July 6pm – 10pm
Wednesday 19 July 6pm – 10pm
Friday 21 July 6pm – 10pm
Sunday 23 July 10am – 4pm

5.30pm Performance/Showing

During the last two weeks of the Laboratory, directors will work in collaboration with professional actors.