Theatre Lovers Community presents a very special program – noted director Brian Hansen discusses “directorial concepts.”
An understanding of the “director’s concept” is central to understanding the role of the modern director. Indeed, the need for a “concept” helps us understand why the program lists someone called a director at all. Professor Hansen will begin with a short description of the historical roots of the modern director in western theatre, including some of the options that have been explored. Then he will show examples of both “high” and “low” concept productions, often using the same scene for comparison. He will conclude with a discussion in which audience members are invited to dream up concepts for well-known plays and explore the creative implications of those choices.
Brian Hansen is Professor Emeritus of Theatre at UNM, where he taught for 17-½ years. Before coming to UNM, he taught at Oberlin College and the University of Delaware. He holds degrees from UCLA (B.A.), Cornell (M.A.) and The University of Minnesota (Ph.D.). Since retiring, he has directed widely, both on the West Coast and in Albuquerque. His most recent directing assignments have included Twelfth Night, Juno and the Paycock, Home, and And Away We Go! at the Vortex; at the Adobe Theater he has most recently directed Is He Dead?, Is Life Worth Living?, Painting Churches, and Nickel and Dimed.
This is a unique opportunity for TLC members.
DATE: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
LOCATION: Will be sent with final confirmation 7-10 days prior to the program.
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED and online only at www.abqtheatreguild.org. SPACE IS LIMITED.
FREE for TLC and ATG Individual members. (Show membership card at the door.) Non-members $8 ($10 at the door, if space is available). Use PayPal or your favorite credit card. Or mail check made out to Albuquerque Theatre Guild to: TLC (4/13), P. O. Box 20307, Abq 87154-0307.