DirectorsLabChicago Blogconsidering, challenging, and conversing about the craft of directing
Is there such a thing as an original idea? Or only the same ideas voiced in original ways?
Ever wish for a cast wrangler to keep your actors in line? How about creating a giant claymation figure to lord over them?
Looking for a good book on directing? Here are twenty.
Today’s countdown post shares an insightful interview with two NYC theatremakers exploring meaning and creation.
When we speak a word, we carry an assumption that it holds the same meaning to us that it does to others. It doesn’t.
How can directors better support the development of scripts that feature significant movement, music, or silence; i.e., scripts which don’t translate well to a staged reading?
Last weekend we talked about finding your elusive creative genius. Today we’re looking at how to keep that voice active in the face of something every director deals with: rejection.
Shared language is important, but it turns out there’s something even more critical in creating an atmosphere of healthy and effective collaboration.
It turns out your brain is not only thinking of the next thing to say, but it’s performing incredible calculations at remarkable speeds to know exactly when to say it. And that’s not all bad.
It’s the end of our first week of our Lab countdown, and we’re exploring “polyphonic theatre”.
Today’s post is an article exploring the challenges of writing an open-gender play.
Today we’re sharing an interview with Chicago puppeteer Stephanie Diaz on finding the voice of inanimate materials and objects.
We’re spending day 4 of the countdown looking at what happens in a brain when it hears story… and it might not be what you expect.
Our 30-day Lab countdown continues with an exploration of the language of… Pokémon Go?
It’s day two of our Lab 2016, and today we’re sharing a video that is required viewing for any creative.
Day one of our thirty-day countdown to Lab 2016 features an interview with Chay Yew, artistic director of Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago.