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Intro to Directing


Intro to Directing Improv: Supporting the Scene and Finding your Voice with Rob Yoho
Sundays, August 6-Sept 17 (skipping 9/3), noon-3pm

On one level, directing improv is about seeing the big picture and supporting it through engaging scene set-ups, effective side-coaching, and understanding a scene’s arc and trajectory. On a deeper level, it’s about what inspires you as an artist and finding your individual aesthetic voice, both in rehearsal and in live performance. Through a series of exercises, projects, and focused feedback, this class covers the building blocks of practical directing while helping directors find what enthuses and excites them as artists.

Rob Yoho has been directing theatre, both scripted and non-scripted, for the past 12 years. He earned an MFA in Directing from Baylor University, and his scripted theatre directing credits include For Time & Eternity, True West, Goldfish, Annie, The Wedding Singer: The Musical, and the critically acclaimed Subject to Control. He improvises locally with AJAR, Heavens Mr. Darcy, and Fish Suitcase. He helped create the improvised Greek tragedy It’s All Greek to Me, assistant directed I’ll Take the Physical Challenge at The Hideout Theatre, and is the director of The Kindness of Strangers: Improvised Tennessee Williams Plays.

$215 / Six weeks (3 hours each week) / Limited Space **Class held at the Hideout Theatre (617 Congress Ave)