Contemporary Directions

Following on from December’s workshops, Directing’s Quantum Moment, Rose Bruford College is please to launch two further opportunities to develop your directing skills.

More details about these courses, including the planned programme, can be found on our Contemporary Directions website here.

 

The Performance of Directing - Fortnightly on Saturdays: 29 April, 13 & 27 May, 10 & 24 June 2017 (10am – 4pm), Rose Bruford College

These day-long practical director-training-and-research workshops involve a ‘directing-in-dialogue’ approach and include working with actors. They are led by two experienced practitioners, Simon Usher (RSC; National Theatre; Royal Court) and Colin Ellwood (Rose Bruford), with extensive combined experience in both directing and director training. The final, partly summative workshop has been designed in collaboration with Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) and will also feature his participation on the day.

Taken together these workshops aim to offer comprehensive grammar of contemporary directing useful for working and emerging directors and for anyone with a serious interest in its practice

Participants will have a range of opportunities to participate in the directing of featured scenes and also to observe, discuss and evaluate demonstrated work in relation to a range of dramatic forms and texts. The central focus will be on contemporary theatre writing – both in English and translation - and will also including engagement with the works of Shakespeare and Brecht.

 

Full price        

£75 per workshop / £300 for the full series of five

£65 per workshop / £275 for the full series of five

 

Concessions  

£50 per workshop / £225 for the full series of five


 

Contemporary Directions Summer School - Monday 3 to Fri 7 July 2017 (10 am – evenings each day), Rose Bruford College (accommodation available)

This week-long intensive directing exploration and training event offers a rare combination of linked tutor-led workshops most mornings, supervised participant directing practice (with actors) in the afternoons and discussions and media showings in the evenings, leading to a showing and discussion of student-prepared work on the final afternoon

The course is led by three experienced practitioners with extensive combined experience in a wide range of directing practices and trainings: Simon Usher (RSC; National Theatre; Royal Court), Colin Ellwood (Rose Bruford) and Matthieu Bellon (Rose Bruford, Bred in the Bone and Song of the Goat), as well as featuring a key note masterclass from Ramin Gray (former Associate Director of the Royal Court Theatre and now Artistic Director of Actors’ Touring Company) who will also contribute to the coaching and critique of participant-directed scenes on the Friday. The course is intended to outline (for both practitioners and scholars) a workable grammar of contemporary directing practice, and also to offer a strong foundation in basic director training and a contribution to the consolidation of more advanced practice.

The course aims also to offer participants in earlier Contemporary Directions workshops an opportunity to further develop their practice

 

Course fee 

£600 (early booking before 1 May 2017 - £500)

Accommodation - £250

 

More details about these courses, including the planned programme, can be found on our Contemporary Directions website here.

Discounts are available for Rose Bruford College alumni and for those booking the full sequence of The Performance of Directing.

Please contact Andrew Scanlan with any enquiries - andrew.scanlan@bruford.ac.uk  / +44 (0) 208 308 2605