2016 Lab

The Lab’s sixth year, held June 8th – 12th, 2016 at the Tarragon Theatre in downtown Toronto, successfully united an international contingent of 30 directors from Canada, the USA and Europe, with a mandate to explore ideas, share knowledge and inspire creativity for the theatre.

Lab Topics

Artistic Direction and Transitions
with Albert Schultz

Adaptation session
with Peter Hinton

Shakespeare
with Jeanette Lambermont-Morey

Playwrights Project
with Morris Panych

Movement
with Jane Johansen

Directing
with Richard Rose

New Play Development
with David Yee, Nina Lee Aquino, Kelly Thornton and Andrea Romaldi

Costume Design
with Bill Shmuck

Projection Design
with Beth Kates and Ben Chaisson

Lab Members also participated in “Shared Sessions”, a series of workshops where Lab members share knowledge and techniques with the Lab. Topics this year ranged from Devising, SynthAnalysis, Co-direction to Forum Theatre. We also took a field trip to the Shaw Festival to see Alice in Wonderland.

Lab Participants

Rebecca Benson
Dian Marie Bridge
Wesley Broulik
Heather Cant
Rebecca Cunningham
Katrina Darychuk
Charlotte Drover
Floranina Ezzell
Jessie Fraser
Allegra Fulton
Sam Godfrey
Robert A. K. Gonyo
Graydon Gund
Cory Haas
Ilana Khanin
Lillian King
Ann Kreitman
Charlie McGrath
Julie McIsaac
Laura McLean
Robert Motum
Zita Nyarady
Alex Randrup
Jesse Roth
Daniel Sileshi
Michela Sisti
Chiamaka Ugwu
Thomas Usher
Chang Nai Wen
Joanne Williams
Samuel Wilson

Stage management by Daniel Bennett

DLN is grateful to its supporters

Special thanks to the Tarragon Theatre for their continued generous donation of their rehearsal spaces to house the sixth year of the Lab.

Thanks to the Shaw Festival for assisting us with our field trip.

A special thank you to Playwrights Canada Press.

A huge thanks to the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council for funding the Lab this year.