Inside the Rehearsal Room – creating the conditions for play, discovery and ‘wow’ moments

Date 12th February 2022
Starts 1:30 pm GMT
Finishes 2:15 pm GMT
Room Online Room A
Hosted by Theatre Director and Associate Professor Dr Robert Marsden on behalf of Methuen Drama
Type In-person or Online
*All seminars will be available on replay for 3 months – simultaneous seminars can be booked*

There are so many rehearsal techniques that actors and directors can employ. This session looks at rehearsal strategies and approaches, choosing the right ones and starting points, as well as examining safe and ethical ways of rehearsing. Also explored will be the notion of rehearsal room breakthroughs, discoveries and ‘wow’ moments: what they are, and how we can create the conditions for these to occur. This talk will then open up to a Q&A session at the end.

Dr Robert Marsden is a freelance theatre director, an associate professor of acting and directing, and Head of Department of Media, Performance and Communication at Staffordshire University. As a director he has worked across the UK and in Europe since 1999 in both commercial and subsidised theatre. His specialisms are Shakespeare, pantomime and new work. His book, Inside the Rehearsal Room, is published by Bloomsbury in 2020.