Directing For The Stage Workshop Starts September 27

By September 23, 2016Arts

Submitted. Gallery 7 Theatre of Abbotsford, BC will be hosting the first of four workshops in the organization’s 2016/2017 Theatre Bootcamp Series, Directing for the Stage, with TWU theatre professor, Kate Muchmore Woo, starting September 27. Perfect for emerging and established community, church and school theatre artists, the course will run for three Tuesday evenings, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

In this workshop, participants will explore the crucial role of the director in a stage production from concept development to final dress rehearsal. Learn about text analysis, determining a production concept, collaborating with designers, holding auditions & making casting choices, planning & conducting rehearsals, blocking actors, and helping performers discover powerful performances.

Leading the course is Kate Muchmore Woo. Kate is a director with credits from around the United States and BC. Directing credits include The Women of Lockerbie (Lock and Key Theatre), The Illusion, As Little Children, and Twelfth Night for TWU SAMC Theatre, Crime & Punishment (Pacific Theatre/Stone’s Throw Productions), and Hairspray, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Almost, Maine, The Female Odd Couple, Romeo & Juliet, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Picasso at the Lapin Agile for theatres around the US. Kate has a MFA in Directing from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. She is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Trinity Western University SAMC Theatre.

Cost of the workshop is just $125/person. For more information or to register, please call 604-504-5940 or visit the theatre’s website at Directing for the Stage will be held at the theatre’s rehearsal hall, #100 – 34595 3rd Avenue, Abbotsford. You can also register for all four workshops at a 20% discount. See the theatre’s website for details.

Season passes for Gallery 7 Theatre’s 2016/2017 theatre season are now available through the theatre’s website, or by contacting House of James at 2743 Emerson Street, Abbotsford or 604-852-3701. Please visit for details.


Image of Kate Muchmore Woo courtesy of Gallery 7 Theatre

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