Shep Sobel Directing Workshop November 14, 2015



NOVEMBER 14, 2015

Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
$100 per person
$90 Early Bird Registration if payment received by October 31
Space limited to 12 participants.  
We expect the workshop to fill up quickly, register now!

To register provide contact information at:
Phone:  (505)424-1601
Checks payable to: Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie, Santa Fe NM 87507
Payment due upon registration, and spot will be surrendered if not paid within 5 business days of reservation.  Early bird discount only applicable if payment is received on or before Oct.31.

With a preparatory homework assignment to read the assigned script, the day will focus on working with actors in scene work. (Actors will be provided or volunteered!)

We will focus especially on “playing the action,” that is, the endless pursuit of verbs and What You’re Trying to Get the Other Guy to Do.  In the process, we’ll also address basic relationship issues.  What Works Best When? Compliments, feedback, repetition, allowing process.

This workshop takes off from the first Shep Sobel Directing Workshop but is also appropriate for first time attendees.  This is a practicum, exploring the “how-to” of directing from Shep’s perspective.

Due to the nature of this workshop, attendance is limited to 12 participants.


Shep Sobel Bio
Until moving to Albuquerque in August 2009, Shepard Sobel was Artistic Director of New York’s Pearl Theatre Company, which he founded in 1982.   He now is a freelance director, and a teacher at UNM, CNM, and Santa Fe University of Art and Design.  New Mexico directing projects have included Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Rivals, and The Cave Dwellers at SFUAD, 3 new-play development projects with UNM’s Words Afire Festival, The Eccentricities of a Nightingale also at UNM, 1776 with Landmark Musicals, and The Other Place with Fusion Theatre.  At The Pearl, Mr. Sobel oversaw 125 productions of classical theatre, and directed 9 Greek tragedies, 12 Shakespeares, and numerous plays by Molière, Racine, Wycherley, Sheridan, Marivaux, Ibsen, Lessing, Ostrovsky, Chekhov, Strindberg, Lorca, and even a few new plays and world premieres.
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