The Art of Direction

Led by Micheline Chevrier, Artistic Director of Imago Theatre

May 25 & 26, June 2 10am-5pm

Location: Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal, 7250 Clark St. Suite 103

Imago’s Artistic Director, Micheline Chevrier, will guide participants through a 3-day active learning masterclass on the key steps a director must take to prepare for a successful rehearsal process. From reading the play for the first time, all the way through opening, this master class will give you tools and techniques toward creating a unified production while leaving you open to adapt to discoveries made throughout the rehearsal process. Participants will be asked to analyze and interpret a single text to experiment with and present their vision. Additionally, there will be a discussion on the various dynamics and relationships within production and creative teams.

 

For over thirty years, Micheline has worked across Canada and abroad as a director, artistic director and dramaturge. As a director, she has worked at such theatres as The Shaw Festival, The National Arts Centre, Theatre Calgary, Alberta Theatre Projects, The Citadel, the Globe Theatre, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Canadian Stage, Young People’s Theatre, Théâtre français de Toronto, the Centaur Theatre, Segal Centre, Geordie Productions, Imago Theatre, Theatre New Brunswick and BeMe Productions (Barcelona and Munich). At the Shaw Festival, Micheline has directed six productions including Carole Fréchette’s Helen’s Necklace and Michel Tremblay’s Albertine in Five Times, as well as A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf and The Tinker’s Wedding by J.M. Synge. Micheline also has worked at the National Arts Centre, having directed an evening of Chekhov one-acts under the title of The Vaudevilles of Chekhov, as well as David French’s Salt-Water Moon, Michel Marc Bouchard’s Written on Water and Dario Fo’s Accidental Death of an Anarchist. Her directorial credits also include works by Molière, Shakespeare, Coward, as well as several Canadian playwrights such as John Murrell, Wendy Lill, David Young and Ann-Marie Macdonald, just to name a few. She has also directed several plays in translation by several Quebec playwrights, including Michel Tremblay, Michel Marc Bouchard, Jean–Marc Dalpé, François Archambault and Carole Fréchette. 

Over the course of her career, she has worked on several major outdoor presentations in locations such as Toronto’s High Park, Saskatchewan’s Qu’Appelle Valley and Parliament Hill. From 1995 to 2000, Micheline was the Artistic Director of the Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa, where she directed several new creations as well as several Canadian classics. She was Associate Artistic Director at Theatre New-Brunswick from 1990 to 1992, Associate Dramaturge at Playwrights Workshop Montreal from 1992 to 1993 and, from 2002 to 2004, was Associate Artist at Canadian Stage in Toronto. In January 2011, Micheline joined Imago Theatre as Associate Director and, in July 2013, became its Artistic and Executive Director. She has also directed and taught at the National Theatre School, Concordia University, McGill University, York University, Dalhousie University and University of Alberta among others. Micheline has received a Betty Mitchell Award (Calgary) for Best Direction, two Capital Critics Awards (Ottawa) for Best Direction and Best Production, a Dora Mavor Moore Award (Toronto) for Best Production, and a META (Montreal) for Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Production.

Contact Danna-Rae at dannarae@imagotheatre.ca or call us at
514-274-3222 to discuss workshop registration and payment options if you are not paying via debit or credit through Pay Pal. We accept cheques and offer payment plans as well.