Directors’ Lab 2016 – Call for Submission

Laura McLean, Corey Payette, Milton Lim, Genevieve Fleming and Ron Jenkins. Directors' Lab 2014 (Photo by Tim Matheson)

Laura McLean, Corey Payette, Milton Lim, Genevieve Fleming and Ron Jenkins. Directors’ Lab 2014 (Photo by Tim Matheson)

Rumble Theatre invites applications from emerging directors to participate in the fifth instalment of Directors’ Lab, a week-long intensive of in-studio workshops, rehearsals, investigations, and roundtable discussions facilitated by a Master Director.

The Lab is open to emerging artists who want to engage in a rigorous exchange about the craft of directing. Rumble defines “emerging artist” as a theatre practitioner who is within five years of their professional debut: an artist who as completed (or nearly completed) formalized training, is not yet a full member of a professional artists’ association (e.g. CAEA) and intends to make their living in the theatre. Alternatively an emerging artist is an artist who self-identifies as “young-in-craft”. Applicants must be able to demonstrate some experience as a director, a passion for the craft, and a willingness to dedicate time to the Lab process.

Application Requirements
Interested artists are invited to submit the following materials:

  • A letter of intent outlining your personal goals as a director, including a brief reflection on where you are in your artistic path and why you have chosen directing as a career pursuit. You are also encouraged to comment and reflect on the kind of theatre that is most important to you.
  • A current theatre CV, highlighting your directing experience.

Selected candidates will be expected to thoroughly familiarize themselves with a script that will be selected by the facilitators. The registration fee for participation is $150. Application is free. Applicants from outside Vancouver are welcome to submit, however we cannot provide travel or accommodation for participants.

Ms. Collier and Rumble’s Artistic Director Stephen Drover will select eight directors for the Lab. Participants will be chosen based on the thoughtfulness of the applications and compatibility with the training offered. Applications can be submitted via E-mail, in-person, or by post. Applications must be received by end of day January 5th, 2016.

Applications should be sent to: – Subject Line “Directors’ Lab Application”
Rumble Theatre
1422 William Street
Vancouver, BC, V5L 2P7

Download this call as a pdf CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2016.

For more information on Directors’ Lab click here.

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