Beginners, age 18+
Monday 19 – Friday 23 August, 2024
Downside Road, Bristol
The Directing Theatre short course is designed as an introduction to the fundamentals of directing performances for stage. Over five days, the course will cover skills in text analysis, character development, and classical as well as contemporary text work. You will also get to explore the complete process of bringing a production to life – including concept work, adaptation, devising, conducting rehearsals and technical rehearsals.
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School offers a fun and nurturing environment in which to pursue your creative ambitions. The support and feedback available from your tutor will help you develop your skills and confidence in directing theatre.
• Gain a practical understanding of the role of a director and their relationship with actors, writers and other collaborators in the rehearsal room;
• Explore text analysis – including interpretation, world building and character development;
• Techniques to direct adaptations of classical and contemporary texts, as well as to direct devised theatre;
• Practical exercises and projects to explore the process of direction – from concept work to rehearsal rooms and tech weeks.
This is a full-time, Monday to Friday course. Sessions run from 09:30 to 16:00. This course is taught in our facilities at Downside Road.
If you wish to cancel your place on the course, you will receive a full refund if you notify the school at least 7 days prior to the start of the course. For cancellations, contact [email protected]
We will make all reasonable efforts to deliver a short course as outlined on our site and in any brochure or published material. However, we reserve the right to cancel a short course in case of events outside our control or if the course fails to meet a minimum number of participants. In the event that we cancel a course, we will inform participants who have booked a place via email at least 7 days prior to the start date. We will also provide a full refund of the course fee paid. Bristol Old Vic Theatre School cannot be held responsible for any expenses you incur due to such a cancellation.