Oskar Eustis, artistic director of the Public Theater, will be the keynote speaker for the symposium, which is titled "Directing Today - and the Next 25 Years."
The symposium, which begins at 10 AM, features "a day-long series of panel discussions on the craft of stage directing, all of which are free and open to the public," according to press notes.
Among those industry professionals scheduled to be part of the event are Diane Paulus (director of Hair), Ginny Louloudis (executive director of ART/NY), Carl Forsman (artistic director of the Keen Company), Morgan Jenness (Abrams Artists Agency), Kristin Marting (artistic director of HERE) and Alex Timbers (artistic director of Les Freres Corbusier).
Panel topics will include "Directing and Producing Theatre in the New Economy," "The Director/Playwright Relationship," "The Business of Show: Promoting and Marketing Yourself" and "Articulating and Sustaining Your Artistic Mission."
For a complete schedule of panels and participants, visit www.dramaleague.org. Admission to The 2009 Directors Project Symposium is free, but seats are limited. To reserve a seat for any of the panels, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The New School for Drama is located in Manhattan at 151 Bank Street.
The symposium is presented as part of The Directors Project 25th Anniversary Alumni Celebration Weekend, which kicks off May 15 at The 75th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon at the Marriott Marquis Hotel. For more information visit www.dramaleague.org.