Contemporary Women Stage Directors: Conversations on Craft

Contemporary Women Stage Directors: Conversations on Craft

by Paulette Marty
Contemporary Women Stage Directors: Conversations on Craft

Contemporary Women Stage Directors: Conversations on Craft

by Paulette Marty


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Contemporary Women Stage Directors opens the door into the minds of 27 prolific female theatre directors, allowing you to explore their experience, wisdom and knowledge.

Directors give insight into their diverse approaches to the key challenges of directing theatre, including choosing projects, engaging with scripts, conceptualizing visual and acoustic production elements, collaborating with actors and production teams, building their careers, and navigating challenges and opportunities posed by gender, race and ethnicity.

The directors featured include Maria Aberg, May Adrales, Sarah Benson, Karin Coonrod, Rachel Chavkin, Lear deBessonet, Nadia Fall, Vicky Featherstone, Polly Findlay, Leah Gardiner, Anne Kauffman, Lucy Kerbel, Young Jean Lee, Patricia McGregor, Blanche McIntyre, Paulette Randall, Diane Rodriguez, Indhu Rubasingham, KJ Sanchez, Tina Satter, Kimberly Senior, Roxana Silbert, Leigh Silverman, Caroline Steinbeis, Liesl Tommy, Lyndsey Turner, and Erica Whyman.

These women are making profoundly exciting theatre in some of the most influential organizations across the English-speaking world-from Broadway to the West End, from the National Theatre in London to Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles. As generally mid-career professionals, they are informed by both their hard-earned expertise and their forward-looking energy. They offer astute observations about the current state of the art form, as well as inspiring visions of what theatre can accomplish in the decades to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781474268530
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 03/21/2019
Series: Theatre Makers
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Paulette Marty is a professor of Theatre Arts at Appalachian State University in North Carolina. Her research interests include contemporary directing, Elizabethan spectacle, and the performance of folklore. She has published in various theatre journals and periodicals, including Medieval English Theatre, Theatre Survey, Theatre Symposium, and American Theatre. Dr. Marty is also a dramaturg and director.

Table of Contents

1. Choosing projects
2. Engaging with scripts and ideas
3. Conceptualizing the visual and acoustic
4. Collaborating in Rehearsal
5. Building a career
6. Navigating gender, race, and ethnicity
7. Theatre today
8. Conclusion

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