Directing Workshops with The Monobox

13 – 17 August | 10am – 1pm / 2 – 5pm | £100


The Director’s Process: Skills, Sharing and Scripts (10am – 1pm daily)

This week long morning course is an opportunity for directors to discuss and activate a process of collaboration through the lens of structuring the rehearsal process between exercises that embody the play and to a lesser extent reason it without reducing it.

​When is what we do in rehearsals convention rather than function? When are elements of the process are actually just a crutch?

​Through practical workshops, working with other directors, group sharing and critiquing you own process:

  • how to empower the actor
  • developing, planning and delivering your own directing exercises
  • work with your creative team to make visually expressive productions

This course is ideal if you’ve directed at least once or twice and would like to interrogate and develop your practice.

Duologues: Relationships and Spontaneity in Action (2pm – 5pm daily)

Participants will spend five afternoons rehearsing a variety of duologues. The course will examine specific acting exercises that promote dexterity and spontaneity with language and action. The aim for the workshop is that all participants leave with new duologues that have been rigorously interrogated.

The workshop will cover:

  • Points of Concentration: techniques to layer in the given and imagined circumstances of a story, with the aim of playfully cultivating spontaneity and deepening the character’s subconscious mind.
  • Endowments/ perspectives of the other character in order to create physically and emotionally specific relationships riddled with contradictions
  • Improvisation techniques to unlock the sense of a scene
  • Practical approaches to articulating and playing the character’s intention and an engagement with the stakes of a scene


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