Trilogy directors invade Toronto for a weekend

A3 Directors

Left to right - Josette Bushell-Mingo, Ross Manson, and Liesl Tommy are each involved in separate presentations in Toronto this weekend.

Through sheer coincidence, all three directors of The Africa Trilogy are mixing it up in the T-dot this week:

  • Josette Bushell-Mingo, director, Glo

After directing the RSC/NAC original production to widespread critical acclaim, Bushell-Mingo has been mentoring directors working on Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad as part of Nightwood Theatre’s Directors Summit.

The public presentation of this work occurs November 15 at 3pm and 6:30pm, Dancemakers Studio Theatre.

  • Ross Manson, director, Shine Your Eye

Having toured Rwanda with Volcano’s Edinburgh Fringe-winning production of Goodness, Manson presents a retrospective of the experience at University of Toronto.

November 15th at 7pm, the George Ignatieff Theatre, U of T campus.

  • Liesl Tommy, director, Peggy Pickett Sees the Face of God

Fresh from the New York Times declaring her production of Eclipsed running at the Yale Repertory Theatre a “harrowing portrait of women fighting to retain their dignity and a sense of self-worth under extreme duress”, Tommy appears on two panels and teaches a Master Class also as part of Nightwood’s Directors Summit.

The Director’s Toolkit, Master Class: November 16 and 17, 10-1pm; The Agony and Ecstasy of Staging New Work, Panel: Monday November 16th @ 6:30pm; Staging Africa, Panel: Tuesday November 17th at 6:30pm.

For full details on price and location of Nightwood Theatre events visit their webpage.

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~ by volcanotheatre on November 13, 2009.

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