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Directing Intensive with Tanya Ryga - Direct for the One Act Play Festival!



CAT Studios:  4214 58 Street Red Deer, AB.


When:  7:00-9:30 p.m.

Feb 11- March 26    Tuesdays  

March 28- April 30   Tuesdays & Thursdays

May 1- June 15        Directors set their own rehearsal schedule with their cast/crew.

One Act Play Fest   Tech Week/ Shows June 3-15


To prepare directors to direct a play in CAT’s One Act Play Festival -June 6-15, 2019

Topics covered:

1.    The director as collaborator, facilitator and leader

2.    Directorial elements: vision, design, staging, script analysis & rehearsal preparation

3.    Auditions/Casting: How to prep for, coach at, and cast effectively

4.    Rehearsals: setting your style, directing strategies, planning and delivery at rehearsal, and no-no’s (including the three mistakes most directors make!)

5.    Creative techniques & language to getting the best from your Actors (including the three mistakes most actors make!)

6.    Being ready for Tech week – the addition of lights, sound, set & costumes.

7.    Performance & debrief.


Open to:  Open to people with acting and/or directing experience. Limited space.


Cost: $200.   Space is limited.


For more information and/or to apply to register please contact Tanya at