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Masterclass Series: Directing for the Drama Facilitator and Teacher
23 January, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Finger Players’ Company Director Chong Tze Chien facilitated the ‘Directing for the Drama Facilitator and Teacher’ masterclass on 23 January 2016. It was a popular masterclass which unpacked the complexities of theatre direction and covered skills such as script interpretation via stage blocking, effectivecommunication with actors, incorporating design and staging devises in storytelling.
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23 January 2016 : Directing for the Drama Facilitator and Teacher
The masterclass series is SDEA’s platform to advocate regular professional development among drama educators, drama trainers and theatre practitioners through flexible and skills-focused 5-hour workshops.
What are the fundamentals of directing? In this masterclass, award-winning director Chong Tze Chien unpacks the complexities of theatre direction and explains the steps one needs to take to direct for theatre. Some of the lesson points include: script interpretation via stage blocking, effective communication with actors; incorporating design and staging devises in storytelling. The workshop is recommended for drama trainers and drama educators.
About Chong Tze Chien
Chong Tze Chien is an award-winning and published playwright/director who has been the company director of The Finger Players since 2004. Some of the awards he has won include the Singapore Dramatist Award and The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards. He has published two play collections containing critically acclaimed plays such as Charged (Best Script, Life! Theatre Awards) and PIE(Singapore Dramatist Awards). For his contribution to Singapore Theatre, he was awarded the Young Artist Award by the Singapore’s National Arts Council in 2006.
Details of Masterclass
Price: SDEA Member $220 ; Non-Member $280 (normal rate)
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