September 7, 2009


What do theatre directors do and how do they do it? 

Tony Forster & Maggie Tarver demystify the art and craft of theatre directing.

Join Tony and Maggie as they share their philosophy, techniques and experience in the craft of theatre directing at their unique Focus on Fundamentals Directors’ Workshop:
Dates:  26 & 27 September 2009
Time:  10am – 6pm with breaks.
Venue:  The Basement Rehearsal Space, Lower Greys Avenue, Auckland CBD
Cost:  $50 (Tax Deductible Donation)

The Focus on Fundamentals Directors’ Workshop is designed to be suitable for anyone – no previous directing experience is required. The workshop would also benefit practising directors looking for a ‘refresher’ or actors wanting to have a go at directing.

The workshop is aimed at increasing participants’ skill levels, knowledge and confidence in directing theatre through interactive discussions, anecdotes and practical exercises that cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Defining ‘the Director’.
  • Directing different materials – existing, devised, and new works.
  • The Director in rehearsal and how to survive Production Week.
  • The Director’s toolbox – essential skills, do’s and don’ts.
  • ‘Instruction’, ‘Collaboration’ or ‘Inspiration’?
  • Working across different art forms, genres, cultures and ethnic traditions.

Enrolment is strictly limited – register online now at!
Visit to learn more about Tony and Maggie. 

For more information contact Sums Selvarajan on +64 21 265 9969 or email
Focus on Fundamentals Directors’ Workshop is presented by The Oryza Foundation for Asian Performing Arts with the generous support of Auckland City Council’s Creative Communities Scheme. 

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