“If I Knew Then……” The Directors' Panel
Monday, August 19th 5:30PM – 7:30PM
@ Northeastern Crossing (1175 Tremont Street, Roxbury MA 02120)
New England sits on a gold mine of experts in multiple artistic fields, so let’s start mining. Join us as we come together, spill the tea, share, and build on each other’s collective career experiences. Collaboration is the name of the game, and the goal is grassroots knowledge for all. Join Stage Source for conversations with established and early career artists on the art of directing and building a career in New England.
Moderator Pascale Florestal will lead a conversation with director Emily Ranii, David Gammons, Jarvis Green, and Rebecca Bradshaw followed by audience Q&A.
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Registration for Non Members is $25
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Pascale Florestal is a Director, Educator and Collaborator. Her recent directing credits include; Code Listen at The Millennium Stage of The John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center, Shrek The Musical! (Greater Boston Stage Company), and An Education in Prudence (Open Theatre Project). Pascale has also directed several staged readings of new plays by Michael Hisamoto, Marcus Gardley, Obehi Janice, Phaedra Michelle Scott, Lynne Brandon, Erin Lerch and Greg Lam. As an Assistant to the Director she has worked with Liesl Tommy, Billy Porter, Paul Daigneault and M. Bevin O'Gara. Pascale currently works at the Boston Center for the Arts as the Venue Associate. She also works with SpeakEasy Stage Company as the Boston Project Coordinator and Education Director for Front Porch Arts Collective. She was recently the Co-Director for the True Colors Troupe with The Theater Offensive. She received her BA in Theatre Arts from Ithaca College.
Rebecca Bradshaw is a Boston-based director, casting director, and producer. Directing credits include: Rebecca Gilman’s LUNA GALE (Greater Boston Stage Company), Anna Ziegler's PHOTOGRAPH 51 (The Nora), Joshua Harmon’s BAD JEWS (SpeakEasy Stage), Kirsten Greenidge’s FAMILIAR (A.R.T. Institute), Patrick Gabridge’s BOTH/AND (MIT/Central Square Theater), George Bernard Shaw’s MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION (Emerson Stage), Charles Mee’s BIG LOVE (Brandeis University), Stephen Karam’s SPEECH AND DEBATE (Bad Habit Productions), David Mamet’s OLEANNA and John Logan’s RED (The Umbrella), William Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST and Mary Zimmerman’s THE SECRET IN THE WINGS (Weston Drama Workshop), Marge Buckley’s THE EARTH ROOM and Patrick Gabridge’s FIRE ON EARTH (Fresh Ink Theatre), Obehi Janice’s FUFU & OREOS and MJ Halberstadt’s NOT JENNY (Bridge Rep of Boston), Timberlake Wertenbaker’s THE LOVE OF THE NIGHTINGALE (Hub Theatre of Boston), among others. Bradshaw is the Associate Producer at the Huntington Theatre Company and a proud alum of Emerson College. rebeccalynnbradshaw.com
David R. Gammons is a director, designer, visual artist, and theatre educator. He is currently an Associate Professor at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, and a Lecturer in Theatre Arts at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He teaches a range of courses in acting, design & visual thinking, text analysis, devised theatre & performance composition, and contemporary creative practice.
Recent professional directing projects include Frankenstein for Central Square Theatre; Macbeth for Commonwealth Shakespeare Company; Edward II, The Comedy of Errors, Medea, The Hotel Nepenthe, The Duchess of Malfi, and Titus Andronicus for Actors’ Shakespeare Project; the New England premieres of Hand to God, Necessary Monsters, The Whale, The Motherfucker with the Hat, Red, and Blackbird at SpeakEasy Stage Company; the world premieres of The Farm by Walt McGough and The Salt Girl by John Kuntz at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre; the New England premieres of Cherry Docs, The Lieutenant of Inishmore and My Name is Rachel Corrie at The New Repertory Theatre; John Kuntz’s The Hotel Nepenthe at the Emerging America Festival and Necessary Monsters at the Summer Playwrights' Workshop at the Huntington Theatre; and The Winter’s Tale as part of the Shakespeare Exploded Festival at the American Repertory Theatre.
Mr. Gammons’ recent professional directing projects have been nominated for thirty-six Elliot Norton Awards and forty-six Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards, including multiple wins for Outstanding Production and Outstanding Director. He was most recently awarded the 2017 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Director for his productions of Edward II and Hand to God.
Mr. Gammons has served as a guest artist and director at Emerson College, Northeastern University, MIT, Suffolk University, Boston College, Brandeis University, Philadelphia College of the Arts, The American Repertory Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training, and Harvard University. He also has created more than twenty evening-length experimental devised movement-theatre works for the stage, including fifteen with his student Theatre Company at Concord Academy, where he served as Director of the Theatre Program from 2000 - 2015. Mr. Gammons has collaborated with acclaimed dance companies Headlong Dance Theatre, Spencer/Colton, and Lorraine Chapman, The Company. His dance work Teen Tragedy Trilogy with Headlong was awarded a 1999 Bessie Award for outstanding choreography as part of St*r W*rs and Other Stories.
Mr. Gammons is a graduate of the Directing Program of the American Repertory Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University, and of the Visual and Environmental Studies Department of Harvard University.
Please visit davidrgammons.com.
Jarvis Green is a director, performing artist, and cultural worker from Anderson, SC. He moved to Vermont in 2011 from New York City & founded BarnArts Center for the Arts in Barnard, VT in 2012. He is the Founding Producing Artistic Director of JAG Productions and the former Director of Theatre Arts at ArtisTree Community Arts Center in South Pomfret, VT. Jarvis received his training at the prestigious Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City, as well as South Carolina’s Anderson University and Governor’s School for the Arts. Jarvis has developed work with: The Public Theatre, Cherry Lane Theatre, Village Theatre, 5th Avenue Theatre, Intiman Theatre, Capital Playhouse, BarnArts Center for the Arts, ArtisTree, Northern Stage and NCCT. In 2017, Jarvis accepted the New England Theatre Conference's (NETC) Regional Award for Outstanding Achievement in the American Theatre on behalf of JAG Productions -- in recognition of sustaining theatrical excellence.
Emily Ranii is the Artistic Director of Wheelock Family Theatre at Boston University (WFT@BU), Academic Program Head of Boston University's Summer Theatre Institute (BUSTI), and Lecturer for Boston University's Opera Institute. She has directed James and the Giant Peach for WFT@BU; Mrs. Packard for Bridge Repertory Theatre Company/Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company; Tongue of a Bird for New Repertory Theatre; 9 Parts of Desire for Playmakers Repertory Company; After Life, Sweets By Kate, The Cradle Will Rock and Hydrogen Jukebox for Boston University; The Normal Heart, Heisenberg, Romeo and Juliet, Brigadoon, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer for Burning Coal Theatre Company (Company Member 2002-Present); Blood Wedding (co-director with E.D. Intemann) and The Body Project for Cornell University; Eurydice, A Child’s Christmas in Wales, and a series of 10-minute plays for the annual 10 By 10 Festival at ArtsCenter Stage. Emily previously served as Artistic Director of ArtsCenter Stage in Carrboro, North Carolina, Assistant Professor of Performing Arts at Wheelock College, and Visiting Lecturer in Performing and Media Arts for Cornell University. She holds an M.F.A. (Directing) and Certificate (Arts Administration) from Boston University as well as a B.A. from Cornell University. As a graduate student at Boston University, she directed Anne Boleyn, Tongue of a Bird, Mary's Wedding, The Imaginary Invalid, Arcadia, The Maids, and God's Ear. She will direct Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and The Little Prince for WFT@BU's 2019-2020 season.
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