Experience Opportunity

Introduction to Directing (with Emily Aboud)

Directing is a difficult job to describe. There are lots of components. How do you begin a new writing piece? How do you run a rehearsal room? A warm up? What is the best way to dissect the text? Working with the space? Integrating sound, lights and movement? Taking a script and making it 3D is one of the most rewarding aspects of the job but how does one begin?

In three sessions we’re going to go through the basics of directing. This includes how to run a rehearsal room in a collaborative and conflict-confident way, working with writers, and the science of stagecraft. You will learn the basic methods of running a rehearsal process and how that would differ with a new piece of writing vs a revival of an older text.

This course will be taught through a decolonising lens. Theatre and directing are far too often seen as a straight, white man’s game.


3 week course

Wednesdays 3, 10 & 17 November

Time: 4 – 6pm

Where: Wildcard Studios, 18 Balderton Street, W1K 6TG

At Wildcard we believe everyone should have the chance to be creative. We want all our courses to be as open and inclusive as possible to anyone that wants to take part. We are aware that the cost of workshops and regular training is a key barrier in our industry for many people.

With this in mind, we are pleased to be able to offer 2 free places on each course.