Montecreto, Italy

Directing: Self-preparation – the Secret to Success.

when 20 July 2024 - 4 August 2024
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee EUR 750

In this course, you will mainly be faced with questions. With all the questions you should ask in the context of your preparation. The precise professional, personal catalogue of questions will become the methodological basis for all your future project.

How do I organise my way of preparation? Where do I find the energetic resources for me and later for the actors? What does it mean to develop the image of the performance? What does it all involve? Which decisions do I make and when? How do I design the frame so that my artistic image offers space for my actors? Which strategies are suitable for this process? Which of the many rehearsal methods will lead me to my goal(s)?

What about my tools as a director? How do I organise the network of open and hidden events – of the scene, the play, of all the characters? How do they relate to the lines of conflict, of atmospheres, of time and space? Not to mention the lifelines of words and pauses? … ? … ? …

Naturally, an important topic of the course will be how I can initiate and guide the actors’ self-preparation for the role and integrate it into my future productions. Those who are clever enough to recognise this potential and apply it correctly can be sure of an explosion of creative energy and suggestions.

A lot of practice awaits you: the directing students will work on scenes with the actors from the parallel course.
This course includes joint training for actors and directors.

Course leader

Dr Jurij Alschitz, Artistic Director of the World Theatre Training Institute AKT-ZENT/ITI Research Centre, is an internationally renowned director, teacher and researcher of new teaching methods. Author of theatre textbooks.

Target group

advanced directing students, emerging and expereinced directors
Theatre teachers, drama teachers, acting and directing teachers, students (graduate, postgraduate) of these subjects.
What makes it special: Learners of all ages study together.

Course aim

Methodical foundation for professional artistic preparation as a director, especially for the art of leading actors.
Directing and teaching students experience “training as a method” and receive the necessary tools for their own teaching and rehearsal practice.

Credits info

A Certificate will be issued by the World Theatre Training Institute AKT-ZENT | Research Centre of the International Theatre Institute. (84 hours of tuition)

Fee info

EUR 750: Tuition fee
Travel and accommodation are not included.