Directing for Community Theatre
Webinar Series with Candy Pryce
DIRECTING FOR COMMUNITY THEATRE
Join KCP for our first ever Webinar Series on “Directing for Community Theatre”. This series features five sessions that can be registered for independently or as a full series. Each session will feature a 45 minute presentation followed by a 15 minute Q&A and general discussion.
PRESENTER: Candy Pryce
FACILITATOR: Kelsey Lilja
January 28th, 7:00pm-8:00pm
DIRECTING FOR COMMUNITY THEATRE: Overview
(Or, What the Heck Are They Doing Behind that Table, Anyways?)
An overview of the director’s job right from being offered the play to Opening Night, highlighting the special requirements of community theatre.
February 4th, 7:00pm-8:00pm
SCRIPT ANALYSIS: Be a Text Detective!
What to look for in the script – for Directors, Actors, Designers, Producers and Stage Managers – and where to find it! Searching out the clues the writers have given that will make your job easier and more rewarding.
February 11th, 7:00pm-8:00pm
WORKING WITH ACTORS – CASTING AND REHEARSALS: Balancing Work and Play
Learn about the logistics of running auditions, the pieces of the casting puzzle, how to run a rehearsal and the importance of building trust.
February 18th, 7:00pm-8:00pm
DESIGN & CREATIVE TEAMS: Who’s “Doing” Costumes?
A discussion of what design for the theatre is, how it can vary in different community theatre groups, and how to approach that as a director.
February 25th, 7:00pm-8:00pm
PLANNING AND SCHEDULING: How to Avoid “Hell Week!”
Good planning can keep theatre production from being stressful. This step by step review will demonstrate how thinking ahead and using production schedules, rehearsal schedules and the like can forestall the problems that lead to tearing of hair and gnashing of teeth just before opening!
Webinar registrations will close 48 hours before the webinar’s start time.
Candy has been a Barrie resident for over twenty years and involved in central Ontario theatre as an actor, director and administrator. She has acted professionally for various companies including The Orillia Opera House, Theatre by the Bay, The Humber River Shakespeare Co., Talk Is Free Theatre and Theatre Collingwood. She is a member of the local actor collective Theatre Georgian Bay, and directed their last two Bard on the Bay summer Shakespeare productions at the Collingwood Amphitheatre. In addition to directing for TGB, Candy has directed for the central Ontario community theatres the Kempenfelt Community Players, Mariposa Arts Theatre and The South Simcoe Theatre. Candy holds a BFP in Theatre Performance from York University and a BEd in Drama and English from Ottawa U. She is represented by Ritter Talent Agency in Toronto.