Second Annual Directors’ Gym

Seven directors. Ten minutes. No dialogue.

The Directors’ Gym is a venue for experimentation and creativity and an opportunity to expand the pool of women directors in the Twin Cities. This year’s theme: Movement and Sound. Each director created a ten-minute piece with a pre-determined subject – and no dialogue.

The Plays:

Splintered Tongues

Director: Shá Cage
Performers: Stefani Levi, Aneka McMullen, Kisha Richburg

Figure/Oil on Canvas

Director: Lindsay Goss
Performers: Heather C. Brady, Adam Kipiniak, Janet Skidmore Fiddler: Jake Hyer

Rising from the Wreck (a work in progress)

Director: Dana Buchwald
Performers: Haley Chamberlain, Jennifer Lynn Klobassa, Heather Stone

An Autumnal Fable

Director: Kelly McGowan
Performers: David R. Lind, Marcia Tiffany, Helen Chorolec

Happily Ever After

Director: Zhauna Franks
in collaboration with sound designer Steve Carlino
Performers: Stephanie Karr Smith, Heather Cadigan, Jennifer Hart, Joy Langer, Laurie White


Director: Erin Lavelle Lundeen
Performers: Anna Safar, Sadie Hermione Bowman

All the Little Salesgirls Go to the Movies

Director: Lindsay Hockaday
Performers: Janet Casson, Stephanie Lein Walseth, Dan Sola, Shawn Kaiser, Dan Luedtke

This activity was made possible, in part, by funds provided by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council from an appropriation by the Minnesota Legislature.

Creative Team:

Stage Manager: Phyllis Morgan
Light Board Operator: Reed Halvorson
Shifters: Shannon Jacobson, Amy Anderson

March 12, 2004
8:00 pm
March 13, 2004
8:00 pm
March 14, 2004
2:00 pm

A wonderful challenge in creativity.

Kelly McGowan Participating director