MASTERCLASS: Introduction to Direction (2Days)

Event By : Theatre Guild of Ancon

Saturday, 06 April, 2019
Starts at 11:00am

Theatre Guild of Ancon, Panama City, Panama

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Theatre-maker, Artistic Director of three companies, co-founder of Improv8 and former Guildie (always a Guildie) Varoon P Anand in association with the Theatre Guild of Ancon invite you to a series of workshops for actors, writers, directors or any artist. The focus of the four workshop is to go from a practitioner to a creator, an actor to a performer, a theatre director to a deviser. This is the fourth workshop:

Introduction to Directing

This 2 day intensive workshop will focus on:

April 6 -and April 7 
From 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

1. The background and research work required before you start on a production
2. Condensing your approach to build a nuclear idea to build a production
3. Following a process to arrive at your aesthetic style for a production
4. Communicating and collaborating with performers effectively
5. A basic introduction to creating a proposal, calendar and budget for a production

We will use the script of Marta the Divine (Marta la piadosa) by Tirso de Molina (translated into English by Harley Eardman) as an example to design the specifics of your production. If you wish to use a separate script please share with the trainer before the start of the session.

Special Instructions. Please bring water, coffee and / or a snack. Please make sure you have writing implements and a large notebook as the majority of this workshop is discussion and taking notes. This is a differently-abled friendly workshop, please share any requirements you may have.

For More Info:
Phone: 6862-3489
WhatsApp: +919810729586

Price: $55 (Discounts available for Guild Members and for booking all 4 workshops)
Dates: Saturday, March 23rd an Sunday, March 24th, 4 hour sessions.
Timing: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Duration: 8 hours over two sessions, Saturday and Sunday

Special Discount for Guild Members!
Special Discount if you sign up for all 4 workshops!

About Varoon P. Anand:
Varoon P. Anand started his career with the Theatre Guild of Ancón in 2006. He was the Director of Productions for the 2009 season, and served on the Board of Governors. From 2011 to the present, he has worked in India and is currently the Artistic Director of Kaivalya Plays, a non-profit dedicated to creating more opportunities for women in theatre and mentoring new talent; CueLess Improv, Delh's most experienced and prolific improv troupe; and El Clavileño, Instituto Cervantes' New Delhi's Spanish language theatre group. Varoon was also Principal Correspondent with India's largest newsmagazine from 2011-2014, a producer and anchor for Digit magazine from 2014-2015, a financial analyst with Copa Airlines in 2003, and is a trained applied economist, Varoon is also a co-founder of Improv8, the present Cultural Manger of the Instituto Cervantes New Delhi, and a Spanish professor with the Cervantes Institute. As a director, writer and producer Varoon has collaborated with the Theatre Guild of Ancon, Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, Embajada de la República Argentina en India / Embassy of Argentina in India, Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi, Times Internet and many more. Varoon is the recipient of multiple awards for acting (Best Actor Short+Sweet 2012), directing (48 Hour Film Festival, 2013), writing (48 Hour Film Project, 2014), and was selected to the inaugural Refunction programme where he presented the improv-mental health show Unravel.

Press about Varoon P. Anand:
2018 The Week Feature of India's Top Comedians including Varoon:

2017 Profile in Platform Magazine, India about Varoon's work in Improv:

2016 Feature on Varoon's work on Jorge Luis Borges and collaboration with Israeli artist Achia Anzi in The Hindu Business Line:

2012 Profile in The Hindu about Varoon's theatre and film work:


When & Where

MASTERCLASS: Introduction to Direction (2Days)
  • Theatre Guild of Ancon, Panama City, Panama
  • Saturday,April 06,2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Theatre Guild of Ancon