Stephen Wrentmore, adjunct professor of theater, will host a directing masterclass.
The masterclass will be an active and practical workshop that explores techniques and strategies to approach text and performance. The workshop will include collaboration with actors, writers and designers to explain how to create a story with these partnerships.
“It’s also an opportunity to debunk and celebrate the idea of the director and the process of making any piece of art,” Wrentmore said.
“It will look at dealing with actors, designers, writers, and other collaborators that exist in the process. Students will discover how understanding the director’s role can help you become a better actor or designer.”
Wrentmore began his career in London as an assistant and a director. He worked for the National Theatre in London, national theaters in Europe, BAM Harvey Theater in New York City, and various theatres in the U.S.
The directing masterclass is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Black Box Theatre in Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center.
The masterclass is open but with limited space.
A student sign up is posted in Room 267 on the second floor of the Gold Star Memorial Building.
“I was fortunate enough to work with Stephen as his assistant director in As You Like It,” said Hannah McCue, acting senior. “His directing style is very collaborative and he leaves the actor a lot of room to play. I signed up for his masterclass to learn more about why he directs the way he does.”
For more information, email Wrentmore at email@example.com.