Our students are a select group of artists who demonstrate the potential to become professional directors. They bring a wide range of interests, backgrounds and points of view, but share a desire to push beyond their own assumptions about what theater is and can be. The directors' artistic imagination and agility are constantly challenged as they work with classic, modern, and developing plays. Core directing courses address interpretation, working with actors, managing studio and mainstage productions are augmented by classes in theater history, creative technology, production and design, adaptation and script analysis.
Directors develop their own voice through classes, working with guest artists, and varied production opportunities. Production opportunities include a series of new works Co Lab productions, extent one acts studio performances, classical scenes, a classical adaptation studio performance, a contemporary adaptation reading and two full length fully produced mainstage productions.