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WORKSHOP: The Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction

Sunday, June 24, 2018 8:01 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

This call for submissions is for theatre directors whose primary task will be assistant directing one of the plays in the Stratford Festival’s 2019 season. 

About the Workshop:

In February of 2017, Martha Henry became the Director of the Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction. Overseen by Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino, this program offers an unparalleled opportunity to gain critical insight into mastering the art of directing classical theatre. The Workshop welcomes directors in the mid-stages of their careers and who have some experience in directing the classics. The Workshop is open to Canadian citizens or residents only.

The Festival’s 2019 season begins in February with the final openings in August. Assistant directors are usually required for 8 to 16 weeks within that timeframe. Participants may be given the opportunity to choose a piece of classical text for the Directors’ Workshop Presentation slated for the fall of 2019. 

Workshop participants receive a fee, travel costs and a housing subsidy.

How To Apply:

Applications must include a completed application form, a résumé, a letter of recommendation, a personal letter and a photo and can be submitted by mail or email. The application form and more information are available at stratfordfestival.ca/langhamworkshop.

Application Deadline:

Submissions must be postmarked or emailed by August 7, 2018. Decisions for 2019 will be made no later than November of 2018. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

About the Stratford Festival:

Located in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, we are North America’s largest classical repertory theatre company. Each season, we present a dozen or more productions in four distinctive venues. We produce classics, contemporary dramas and musicals, with special emphasis on the plays of Shakespeare. Learn more at stratfordfestival.ca.

We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.


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