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Juilliard To Offer a Directing Workshop for Theater Educators, "Hands-On Shakespeare," July 23-27, 2012

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Workshop To Be Led by Artistic Directors Rebecca Guy and Ralph Zito

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

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Juilliard’s Evening Division announced that it will offer a Directing Workshop for Theater Educators this summer from July 23-27, 2012. The workshop will be led by Artistic Directors Rebecca Guy, a member of Juilliard’s Drama Division faculty, and Ralph Zito, professor and chair of Syracuse University’s Drama Department. The Directing Workshop for Theater Educators, Hands-On Shakespeare, includes five days of practicum and rehearsal sessions from Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27 at The Juilliard School in New York City. The workshop offers the opportunity to study and work under the guidance of professional mentors and is designed for drama or theater educators at the high school and college levels, regardless of their level of experience with Shakespeare. Repertoire for the week’s workshop will be Romeo and Juliet.

Practicum topics include: Shakespeare’s Language: Structure and Spontaneity; Preparing to Rehearse: Research and Text Analysis; Collaborating with Designers; Table Work: Laying the Foundation for Future Explorations; Staging a Crowd Scene: Storytelling and Traffic Management; and Rehearsal Sessions.

Joining Ms. Guy and Mr. Zito on the faculty will be Rob Bundy (adjunct faculty of Syracuse University; additional directing credits include Stages Repertory Theatre, Juilliard, and Houston Shakespeare Festival). Guiding the participants on the creative aspects of production will be guest artists Betsy Adams (lighting designer); Sandra Goldmark (scenic designer); and Anne Kennedy (costume designer).

Participants can apply for one of two levels of the workshop: directing fellow or participant. Fifteen directing fellows will be selected, and they will have the opportunity to direct a two-hour rehearsal under the guidance of a professional mentor, observe two additional rehearsals, and participate in practicums. Fifteen participants will be selected, and they will observe rehearsals and participate in the practicums. The workshop is offered for credit.

The deadline for applications is April 2, 2012.

About Juilliard’s Evening Division

Juilliard’s Evening Division offers courses in the fall and spring semesters at Juilliard. The Division offers short-courses (meeting from two to six times), as well as event-specific seminars that are scheduled in conjunction with Juilliard and Lincoln Center performances. Enrollment currently approaches 600 each semester. Through Juilliard’s Evening Division, Juilliard offers a roster of credit courses in music theory, ear training, and composition, as well as various non-credit courses in history and appreciation each semester.

Some of the new course offerings this academic year include: Nature in Dance: Duncan, Graham and Cunningham; The Artistic Role of the Audience; Paris Between the Wars; Vocal Performance Seminar; Introduction to Diction; Scoring to Picture; and topical music theory courses including Centuries Apart; Side by Side; and The String Quartets of Bartók.

For further information on Juilliard’s Evening Division, call (212) 799-5040 or e-mail evening@juilliard.edu. Registration for non-credit history and appreciation courses can be completed online at www.juilliard.edu/evening.