Facilitated by Ron Jenkins

Directors’ Lab 2014

March 10 to 14, 2014

Progress Lab 1422 (PL 1422)

The 2014 Directors’ Lab was geared specifically towards Vancouver-based emerging directors who want to get rigorous with the foundations of their craft, unhindered by production and scenographic considerations. Using an established text as a working model, the Lab focused on the director’s preparation process, early stages of rehearsal and assessment and critique of the work. Over five days, participants discussed principles of directing, examined and analyzed a text, rehearsed scenes with an ensemble of actors and reflected on the processes.

This new iteration of Directors’ Lab is an exciting component of Rumble’s Mentorship Program, designed to catalyze relationships between emerging and established artists and facilitate young artists’ transition to a professional career.

Lab facilitator Ron Jenkins is an Edmonton-based director and two-time Siminovitch Prize nominee. Ron has been the Artistic Director of Shadow Theatre, Fringe Theatre Adventures, and Workshop West, and is a founding member of Skid Theatre and November Theatre. He has directed at the Citadel, ATP, Vertigo, Tarragon, Factory, Passe Muraille, LKTYP, MTYP, GCTC, Concrete, Ghost River, the Cultch, Theatre Calgary, Belfry, Vancouver Playhouse, and Off-Broadway in NYC. Ron has won ten Sterling Awards as a director and playwright and the Betty Mitchell Award for Direction. He is also the winner of the 2004 Syncrude Award for Artistic Innovation.

Facilitator: Ron Jenkins

Participating Directors

Brian Cochrane
Corey Payette
Genevieve Fleming
Laura McLean
Mack Gordon
Marie Farsi
Milton Lim
Veronique West