Archival photograph of Michael Langham

MICHAEL LANGHAM WORKSHOP FOR CLASSICAL DIRECTION

WHO CAN APPLY

In February of 2017, Martha Henry became the Director of the Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction. Overseen by Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino, this program offers an unparalleled opportunity to gain critical insight into mastering the art of directing classical theatre. The Workshop welcomes directors in the early or mid stages of their careers and who have some experience in directing the classics. The Workshop is open to Canadian citizens or residents only.

Your Commitment as a Participant

Your main focus is to be the assistant director on a specific production. You will be on-site for 11 to 16 weeks – from the first day of rehearsal until the opening of your show. In the fall, selected participants return to the Festival to direct a short piece of classical theatre at the Directors' Workshop Presentation for an invited audience.

Fully Immersive Instruction

Specialized classes are taught by guest artists to explore specific textual, vocal and physical skills used to rehearse a classical play.

Additional Benefits

You can take advantage of everything the Stratford Festival offers, including company classes taught by the Festival coaching staff, tours, access to productions, invitations to special events, access to the Festival’s Archives and libraries, and both formal and informal opportunities to speak with senior staff and visiting artists. You will be paid a fee and a housing subsidy, and all travel is covered.

To be considered for 2018, please submit a letter outlining why you wish to participate at this point in your career. Please include your résumé and a letter of recommendation and send it to us by email or by post to:

Bonnie Green

Associate Producer

Stratford Festival

Box 520, 55 Queen Street

Stratford, ON N5A 6V2

We recognize that diversity – in our workplace, in our audiences and on our stages – fosters a rich and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse workplace and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

Applications must be emailed or postmarked no later than August 8, 2017. Decisions for 2018 will be made no later than November of 2017.

We extend our thanks to the Department of Canadian Heritage, Johanna Metcalf and the George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation and the Philip and Berthe Morton Foundation.

This program is made possible in part by the Government of Canada

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Program sponsored by
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FEATURED ALUMNI

“The mentorship I’ve received from some of the world’s leading directors and the fellowship from my talented colleagues has been, and continues to be, a great source of inspiration for me as a director.” – Lezlie Wade - Director, HMS Pinafore, 2017

“The workshop has made me a better director, and also a keener, sharper student of theatre – something that I will carry with me all my life.” - Mitchell Cushman - Director, Treasure Island, 2017

“The opportunity to develop new tools while directing some of the best actors in the country has already influenced my work immeasurably.” - Krista Jackson - Associate Director, All My Sons, 2016

“Alongside access to a great diversity of directing tools and resources, the chance to engage in dialogue about craft and aesthetics has been invigorating and exciting.” - Ted Witzel - Assistant Director, Shakespeare in Love, 2016

ALUMNI

2016 Participants

Christine Brubaker
Jessica Carmichael
Esther Jun
Peter Pasyk
Zack Russell
Bronwyn Steinberg
James Wallis
Ted Witzel

2015 Participants

Graham Abbey
Charlotte Gowdy
Krista Jackson
Kate Newby
Bronwyn Steinberg
Kristen Van Ginhoven
Rona Waddington
Ted Witzel

2014 Participants

Kevin Bennett
Christine Brubaker
Jessica Carmichael
Brett Christopher
Mitchell Cushman
Krista Jackson
Birgit Schreyer Duarte
Rona Waddington

2013 Participants

Kevin Bennett
Mitchell Cushman
Andrea Donaldson
Kevin Hammond
Birgit Schreyer Duarte
Ken Schwartz

2012 Participants

Eric Benson
Heather Davies
Alan Dilworth
Andrea Donaldson
Darcy Evans
Varrick Grimes
Kevin Hammond
Rachel Peake
Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu
Kristen van Ginhoven
Aaron Willis

2011 Participants

Sharon Bajer
Eric Benson
Dian Marie Bridge
Heather Davies
Alan Dilworth
Varrick Grimes
Thomas Morgan Jones
Rachel Peake
Andrew Shaver
Rachel Slaven
Lezlie Wade

2010 Participants

Sharon Bajer
Dian Marie Bridge
Darcy Evans
Ravi Jain
Thomas Morgan Jones
Ken Schwartz
Andrew Shaver
Rachel Slaven
Lezlie Wade
Aaron Willis
Lee Wilson