Tuesdays, November 8 through December 13
6:45–9:15 p.m. ET
Virtual

Reserve by November 7, 11:59 p.m. ET

Instructor: Chris Richardson
Prior experience: Not required

Gather useful tools and stimulate your creativity for forging a path through the preparation, rehearsal, and production process as a director. This course, Directing for Beginners, is open to new directors, actors of all levels, and those with a literary interest. Students will discover their unique approaches to directing from the first production meeting to opening night through discussions and exercises in text analysis, creating staging, production ideas, and clear storytelling.

Christopher Michael Richardson is an actor and teaching artist in the Washington, D.C. area. You may have seen him in Assassins at Signature Theatre; Fancy Nancy’s Splendiferous Christmas at Adventure Theatre MTC; You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown at Imagination Stage (Helen Hayes Award, TYA Production); The Wiz at Ford’s Theatre (Helen Hayes Award nomination, Supporting Actor); The Book of Will at Round House Theatre; Our Town and Macbeth at Shakespeare Theatre Company; and Peter and the Starcatcher at Constellation Theatre Company (Helen Hayes Award, Ensemble). He holds a BA in English and Theatre from The College of William & Mary.



Directing for Beginners

November 8–December 13

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