Gallery 7 Theatre of Abbotsford will be hosting the first of four workshops in the organization’s 2016/17 Theatre Bootcamp Series, Directing for the Stage, with TWU theatre professor, Kate Muchmore Woo, starting Sept. 27.

Gallery 7 Theatre of Abbotsford will be hosting the first of four workshops in the organization’s 2016/17 Theatre Bootcamp Series, Directing for the Stage, with TWU theatre professor, Kate Muchmore Woo, starting Sept. 27.

TWU professor hosts directing for the stage bootcamp

The Directing for the Stage bootcamp, with TWU theatre professor, Kate Muchmore Woo, begins Sept. 27.

Gallery 7 Theatre of Abbotsford will be hosting the first of four workshops in the organization’s 2016/17 Theatre Bootcamp Series, Directing for the Stage, with TWU theatre professor, Kate Muchmore Woo, starting Sept. 27.

Perfect for emerging and established community, church and school theatre artists, the course will run for three Tuesday evenings, from 7 to 10 p.m.

In this workshop, participants will explore the crucial role of the director in a stage production from concept development to final dress rehearsal. Learn about text analysis, determining a production concept, collaborating with designers, holding auditions and making casting choices, planning and conducting rehearsals, blocking actors, and helping performers discover powerful performances.

Muchmore Woo is a director with credits from around the United States and B.C. Directing credits include The Women of Lockerbie for Lock and Key Theatre; The Illusion, As Little Children, and Twelfth Night for TWU SAMC Theatre; Crime and Punishment for Pacific Theatre/Stone’s Throw Productions; and Hairspray, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Almost, Maine, The Female Odd Couple, Romeo and Juliet, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Picasso at the Lapin Agile for theatres around the US.

Muchmore Woo has a MFA in Directing from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. She is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Trinity Western University SAMC Theatre.

Cost of the workshop is $125 per person. For more information or to register, please call 604-504-5940 or visit the theatre’s website at www.gallery7theatre.com.

Directing for the Stage will be held at the theatre’s rehearsal hall, #100 – 34595 3 Ave., Abbotsford.

You can also register for all four workshops at a 20 per cent discount. See the theatre’s website for details.