Director’s Workshop Program

“Telling The Story”

Workshop Objectives 

  • To give new directors a way-in to directing

  • To give more experienced directors a forum to affirm their work and glean new ideas to refresh their work.

Day One: – Focus on Preparation

Finding and choosing the play

Getting to know the text

  • Analysis and research

Gathering a team

  • The vital backstage support

The world of the play

  • The style, the genre, the set, the staging

The actors

  • The auditions, the rehearsal schedule, getting started

Day Two: – Focus on Teamwork

  • Rehearsals – Working with the actors
  • Freeing the actors – vocally & physically

  • Unlocking the text

  • Helping actors to tell the story

  • Helping actors to connect with other actors

  • Helping actors to connect with audience

  • Troubleshooting

  • Stages in Rehearsals
  • Bringing in the rest of the team/crew

  • Full runs

  • Technical rehearsals

  • Performances.

This is a ‘menu’ of possibilities.

We may move faster on day one which will mean more time for discussion/working on the rehearsal process.

Sessions will be interactive with plenty of time for questions and discussion.

Pam would like participants to bring queries and challenges they expect to meet within their directing so we can find suggestions for them to take home and try.

Pam Logan has been directing plays for many years: one acts, youth theatre, school productions including a musicals, and full length plays. She is currently working towards directing Peninsula, by New Zealander Gary Henderson for Marlborough Repertory Society. Two recent productions have been: Anne Boleyn, Howard Brenton (2014) and Entertaining Angels, Richard Everitt (2013), She has taught voice, drama, acting at all levels, including tertiary as well as running previous director’s workshops.

Pam has adjudicated the finals of the NZTF Community play festival and also the finals of the drama section of PACANZ Mazda Young Performer of the Year as well as numerous Sheilah Winn Shakespeare festivals. Pam is Chairman of the Board of Speech New Zealand, and examines for them on a regular basis. She is also a life member of Marlborough Rep and of Theatre NZ.

To Register Contact Don McDonald