September 27, 2021

Instructor:  Sarah Garton Stanley

Dates:  Monday September 27th

Time:  10:00AM – 12:30PM

Participants: 12


Directing is like water, it can be either a molecule or a compound. When I direct Fun Home for RMTC in a 2.5 week rehearsal process I bring something very different to the space than when I am directing a brand new solo show for Artistic Fraud during a pandemic, or when co-creating a new piece, but still being named as the director. Whatever the situation water helps bring it to life. Focussing on a few key examples I hope to share with participants what - in my approach -  is unique to each process and what is present for all.


About Sarah Garton Stanley

Director, dramaturg and conversationalist, Sarah Garton Stanley is originally from Montreal, now lives in South West Nova Scotia. She is the Associate Artistic Director of English Theatre at the National Arts Centre, and leader for The Cycle(s). Sarah was the founding Artistic Director of for SpiderWebShow and is founder and co-curator of FOLDA and co-inventor of SketchSpace. During her career, Sarah has worked across Canada and overseas. Most recent directing credits include Everybody Just C@lm the F#ck Down (Artistic Fraud) Marigold (Musical Stage), carried away on the crest of a wave (Arts Club) Fun Home (RMTC) Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes (Tarragon)The BigHouse (TOFringe) Unsafe (Canadian Stage); Out the Window (Luminato/Theatre Centre. She continues her work with Marcus Youssef and Neworld Theatre, and their co-created and co-performed piece Awkward and Embarrassing Conversations. Sarah received the 2016 Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas’ Elliot Hayes Award, the 2017 Manitoba Theatre Award for best direction for Kill Me Now and the 2018 Honorary Member Award for Canadian Association for Theatre Research. Next up: Calpurnia (RMTC and NAC).