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Sun, Aug 12


On the Page

Directing for Writers - a one day intensive

Off the Page. Thinking about directing your own project, but don’t know where to start? Writing teacher Pilar Alessandra collaborates with directing teacher Robert Bailey to help writers create pages that speak to actors and learn directing basics that help put their words into action.

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Directing for Writers - a one day intensive
Directing for Writers - a one day intensive

Time & Location

Aug 12, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

On the Page, 12412 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604, USA

About the event

Here's what we tackle in this workshop:

- REWRITING THE PAGE: Create written cues for actors.; emphasize motivation, emotional subtext and scene objective. Revise dialogue to meet pacing, genre and story needs.

- LEADING THE TABLE WORK: Analyze and break down the scene with your actors; uncover relationships, subtext, objectives and playable actions; establish an effective working relationship with your cast by being both prepared and open.

-VISUALIZING AND STAGING THE ACTION: Define the setting; look for organic blocking that exhibits logic and reveals character; understand the distinctions between behavioral, psychological and symbolic blocking


-INTENSIFYING THE PERFORMANCES: Raise the stakes; upgrade the objectives; guide the actors towards full emotional commitment

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