Shira Dubrovner (Photo courtesy MLF)
Mammoth Lakes Foundation is proud to announce that Artistic Director, Shira Dubrovner, has been accepted into the well-respected Directors Lab West. The Lab will be held at the Pasadena Playhouse May 19-26, and is a unique forum bringing theater directors and choreographers together with peers and seasoned professionals to collaborate and grow together as artists.
Directors Lab West, launched in 2000, invites theatre directors and choreographers to participate in a week-long series of workshops, panels, roundtables, and symposia with some of the nation’s leading theatre artists. Like its New York inspiration at Lincoln Center Theater, Directors Lab West creates an intensive laboratory environment where theatre directors come together to inspire, educate, and challenge each other. Over the last 12 years more than 100 acclaimed artists have given their time to the Lab.
Since its West Coast launch, the Lab has proven to be hugely successful and draws artists from around the United States and internationally. Guest artists have included Actors, Artistic Directors, Critics, Dramaturges, Designers, Directors, Actors Equity, Theatre LA, Musicians, and Writers. Previous years’ sessions addressed issues such as producing theatre, working with writers and dramaturges, the relationship between actors and directors, movement, design, and concerns and issues specific to theatre.
In addition to Dubrovner, participants in this year’s Directors Lab West include directors and choreographers from New York City; San Francisco; San Diego; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Cincinnati, Ohio; Boston, Mass.; Corvallis, Ore.; Seattle, Wash.; Midvale, Utah; and London, UK. -MLF