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The Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction a director training program with emphasis on classical text

Michael Langham – Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival, 1956-1967

The Michael Langham Workshop offers our country’s most promising directors an unmatched opportunity to develop skills that will enable them to master the unique demands of the classical repertoire.
– Antoni Cimolino, Artistic Director, Stratford Festival

This call is for theatre directors, from emerging to mid-stage in their career. Their primary task will be assistant directing one of the plays in the Festival’s 2018 season. The Festival’s 2018 season begins in February with the final openings in August. Assistant directors are usually required for 8-16 weeks within that timeframe.

Forty-four directors have participated since the program’s inaugural year in 2010. Participants in 2017 are:

  • Michelle Boulet
  • Charlotte Gowdy
  • Sarah KitzPeter Pasyk
  • Jonathan Seinen
  • James Wallis

Participants will join existing classes in text, voice, movement and other disciplines regularly held by the Festival’s Coaching Department as well as specialized classes exploring the skills used in rehearsing a classical play. Participants will be given the opportunity to choose a piece of classical text for the Directors’ Workshop Presentation slated for the fall of 2018. The Director of the Michael Langham Workshop is Martha Henry.

Workshop participants receive a fee, travel costs and a housing subsidy.

To apply, please submit a résumé, a letter of recommendation and a personal letter by mail or email to:
Bonnie Green, Associate Producer
Stratford Festival, Box 520, 55 Queen Street, Stratford, ON N5A 6V2
519.271.4040 ext. 2290

Submissions must be postmarked or emailed by August 8, 2017. Decisions for 2018 will be made no later than November of 2017. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

We extend our thanks to the Department of Canadian Heritage, ohanna Metcalf and the George Cedric Metcalf Foundation, and the Philip and Berthe Morton Foundation.

We recognize that diversity – in our workplace, in our audiences and on our stages – fosters a rich and creative environment. We are actively striving to build a more diverse workplace.

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