Coaching, Workshops & Adjudication
Barbra is pleased to offer private coaching for individuals and theatre groups/companies.
Individual artists can receive coaching for auditions, self-created works and/or published scripts for performance (including fringe plays). Whether you are in the development stage of a script or rehearsing the final re-writes, we can help by offering an experienced ‘outside eye’ for your work. Barbra also coaches people in preparation for public speaking events.
Companies and community groups can book her for one or more coaching sessions during the rehearsal process. and right up until tech week. Directors may also consult with Barbra prior to beginning rehearsals or when choosing a script for performance.
“I so love having my plays workshopped by Barbra French! …We got so much out of this day.”
“All in all, this was a very rewarding and beneficial workshop for any director (experienced or not) to partake in to either learn directing techniques as a “newbie” or to hone their directing skills and add new tools to their toolkit. Barbra’s extensive training and experience as an actor, director and educator came through in spades as she challenged us all to “push the boundaries” of the scripts and our work in a very supportive and safe environment. I am so glad I was able to take this workshop and would encourage anyone else wanting a worthwhile directing workshop to take Barbra’s. You will not regret the time and intensity involved with this experience!!”
WORKSHOPS (selected examples)
Script Analysis for the Theatre
A full day or weekend workshop that outlines the basics of breaking down and analyzing a script for performance. This workshop is geared towards community theatre actors and directors, beginning playwrights and dramaturges, or anyone who is looking for a deeper understanding of bringing theatrical texts to life on stage.
This weekend workshop (Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday) is specifically designed for community theatre directors and actors who are looking to try their hand at directing. We will focus on reading and
Enrollment to either workshop is limited to 10. (Volunteer actors are required but may attend all sessions if they wish.)
Devised Theatre (Performer Created Theatre)
Thinking of creating your own work for performance? Looking to do the Fringe next summer? Barbra has many
Workshops covering other specific topics can also be created. If your group has a particular need, please let us know and we’ll see if we can help you.
CREATIVITY FOR BUSINESS
We can also run a fun-filled improv class for your employees as a one-time team builder, a Christmas party activity, or as a way to fine-tune their sales and marketing skills. Call us to explore the possibilities!