Classes & Workshops

Text Analysis for Directors and Creatives

TEXT ANALYSIS FOR DIRECTORS AND CREATIVES is a three-part, hands-on seminar designed for directors looking to explore and refresh their process, or artists who are interested in directing, with a goal to develop their own rigorous approach to effectively analyze scripts and articulate vision. Investigating Lynn Nottage's Sweat and Alice Birch's Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again., the workshop will explore concepts of event, main dramatic question, objectives, obstacles, dramatic structure and defining the world of the play. 

 

Moving from analysis to interpretation,directors will practice the elements of a great pitch and have the opportunity to pitch a production and receive individual feedback. The virtual workshop will consist of three two-hour classes live over Zoom, and there will be short readings and some prep work outside of the class times.

SARAH ELIZABETH WANSLEY (INSTRUCTOR) is a New York-based director, producer, and educator. She develops new plays and musicals, as well as highly theatrical adaptations of classic works. Sarah is the Artistic Producer at Chautauqua Theater Company and was the inaugural recipient of the Cleveland Play House Artistic Directing Fellowship for Women. Recent directing projects: Egress by Melissa Crespo and Sarah Saltwick at Cleveland Play House, Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. by Alice Birch at Dobama Theatre, The Seagull by Anton Chekhov with the CPH/Case Western MFA program, A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare and The Amish Project by Jessica Dickey at Chautauqua Theater Company. She is a New Georges Affiliated Artist, a 2018 Drama League Resident Artist, a 2015 Drama League Directing Fellow and a member of the 2011 Lincoln Center Director's Lab. Sarah received her MFA in Directing from UCSD under acclaimed Romanian director Gabor Tompa and a BA in English Literature from Columbia University (summa cum laude). Upcoming projects: The Amish Project at PlayMaker's Repertory Company and Twelfth Night at Chautauqua Theater Company. Sarah teaches text analysis and directing at Fordham University.

 

All participants will need to obtain a copy of the scripts used in the class. Here are links to Lynn Nottage's Sweat and Alice Birch's Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

Participants must have Zoom installed on their devices. Download Zoom here.

 

CLASS SCHEDULE (PARTICIPANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL SESSIONS):


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 10 A.M. TO 12 P.M.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 10 A.M. TO 12 P.M.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 10 A.M. TO 12 P.M.

PRICES INCLUDE ALL THREE SESSIONS.

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When & Where

Zoom
Saturday, October 17
10:00 AM