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.
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.