DIRECTor's TOOLBOX

LEARN THE CRAFT OF THEATRE DIRECTING

PLEASE NOTE: The details for the upcoming Director's Toolbox Program will be announced by September 15, 2018. Check back.

Movies will make you famous; television will make you rich; but theatre will make you good.  -Terrence Mann (Broadway actor and director)

Whether you're a novice or emerging director, having more tools and gaining a deeper understanding in the craft of theatre directing will better equip you in leading a cast. Surprisingly, many directors are not prepared enough -- simply because there aren't that many training opportunities for them.

Theatre inspiraTO, the producers of the inspiraTO Festival, is excited to present its theatre directing initative: The Director's Toolbox Program. The Director’s Toolbox aims to provide mentorship and training to new and emerging artists to develop as directors through critically and creatively engaging with a short theatrical production.  

 

What past participants have said about the Director's Toolbox Program

I have been completely transformed over the course of one weekend. A fantastic combination of information and wisdom in a safe and warm learning space with great instructors.  -Alex Stamp

Invaluable to anyone who wants to get into directing and needs a first step.        -Christian Teatro

   The things I have learned in this program about theatre and directing will stay with me for years to come.  -Celeste Bianca

 I found this program extremely useful in getting practical experience as a director while still having mentors available to help you. -Robynne Harder

     I was given the tools and information to branch out of my comfort zone and take on a truly rewarding leadership role. -Dana Westerberg

 
 
 Photo: 11th InspiraTO Festival, blueShow; Campfire Stories by Keith Davidson. L to R: Thinh Nguyen, Jermaine Ward, Bill Mahabir, Erik Mrakovcic

Photo: 11th InspiraTO Festival, blueShow; Campfire Stories by Keith Davidson. L to R: Thinh Nguyen, Jermaine Ward, Bill Mahabir, Erik Mrakovcic

2018 Director's Toolbox Program 

Sebastian Biasucci
Lisa Saban
Todd Colley
Lauren Ishak
Anna Lytvynova
Alex Stamp
Melissa Anne (Max) Fearon
Victoria Hudson-Muir
Donald Baker
Rebecca Grace
Donovan Jackson
Sabrina Gomes
Radoslav Ognjenovic

2017 Director's Toolbox Program

Charles Manzo
Zachary Armdt
Sara Salahi
Christian Michael Teatro
Nicholas Uffen
Kelsey Dann
Matt McLaren
Robynne Harder
Paige Foskett
Anthony Perpuse
Ziad El Khachab
Garrett Mallory Scott
Kyle Holleran
Cilaine Maurin
Dana Westerberg
Celeste Bianca

2016 Directors-in-residence

Adam Bonney
Carina Cojeen
Carl Jackson
David Henry Mazumdar
Jeff Kennes
Nastazja Palonka
Josh Downing