Eight directors, 10 minutes, one Bard.
The Directors’ Gym is a unique program giving women directors a venue for experimentation and creativity. It’s also an opportunity for audience members to understand and appreciate the director’s role in theatre. This year the seven participating directors drew at random three of Shakespeare’s sonnets. Their assignment was to use any combination of these three sonnets to create a ten minute scene on a theme of their choosing.
Director: Kari Kelly
Performers: Amber Bjork, David Utter, Noë McKenna
Director: Tammy Shanley
Performers: Christina Sedlacek, Alia Mortensen
Director: Jody Blindauer
Performers: Channing Jones, Mary Karcz, Katherine Kupiecki, Colleen Mylott
A Double-Edged Sword
Director: Katherine Cattrysse
Performers: Amber Rose Smith, Corey deDanann, Debbie Van Tassel, Christian Finch, Brian Hesser, Todd O’Dowd
Director: Virginia Krubsack
Performers: Erin Appel, Drew Hammond, Katherine Wodele
Sin & Tonic
Director: Maggie Bearmon Pistner
Performers: Alia Mortensen, Katie Guentzel
Director: Anneliese Stuht
Performers: Stephanie Cordell, Erin Denman, Lina Wiksten
This activity was made possible in part by funds provided by the Minnesota Regional Arts Council through an appropriation by the Minnesota Legislature.
Stage Manager: Jeni Long
Light Board Operator: Angela Sylvester
Shifters: Joey Metzger, Sue Morrison