2023sat18feb11:00 amsat2:00 pmDIRECTING WORKSHOP FOR EMERGING DIRECTORSWITH KEN SCHWARTZ - FREE!11:00 am - 2:00 pm REGISTERMORE INFOEvent TypeSpecial Event,Theatre,Workshop


(Saturday) 11:00 am - 2:00 pm



Event Details

  • Saturday February 18
  • For Emerging Directors: 11:00am-2:00pm
  • For Experienced Directors: 3:00pm-6:00pm

For Emerging Directors

A workshop designed to guide emerging directors as they embark on their directing journey. The workshop will deal with pragmatic questions as well as philosophical ones and examine every step in the collaboration that is directing a play. Topics will include play selection, physical spaces, respectful collaboration, working with designers and stage management and the value proposition of theatre today. Participants will be asked to bring one script that inspires them to the workshop.

Whether you have lots of directing under your belt or are wanting to try it for the first time, you are sure to get a lot out of this workshop.

Registration is free, but space are limited.



Ken Schwartz is a director, playwright, educator and advocate. He is the Artistic Director of Two Planks and a Passion Theatre, the Chair of Arts Nova Scotia, and Co-Founder of Ross Creek Centre for the Arts. Ken is the recipient of 6 Merritt Awards for accomplishment in professional theatre, the Queen’s Golden, Diamond and Platinum Jubilee Medals, The Established Artist Award from the Province of Nova Scotia and the Elliott Hayes Award (Guthries) from the Stratford Festival. Ken has created or co-created many award-winning theatrical projects including Dustbowl Joan, Turn of the Screw by Fire and Animal Farm by Fire. He teaches many of the theatre and writing programs at Ross Creek, including Shakespeare workshops and the writing academy.




THE NEXT GEN THEATRE PROJECT is an initiative of King’s Theatre that includes free workshops for both adults and youth to build on the community’s passion for creating theatre. The aim is to celebrate diversity, resilience & belonging in Kespukwitk. The project is supported by Canadian Heritage’s Celebration and Commemoration Program, Reopening Fund.



We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Government of Canada.
Nous reconnaissons l’appui du gouvernement du Canada.


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