Directors Rob Marshall (Little Me ), Austin Pendleton (The Seagull ) and Walter Bobbie (Footloose ) will appear at a series of events sponsored by the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation during winter and spring 1999. The events are designed to develop the art and career of young directors and choreographers.
Marshall is first in the line-up. He will be interviewed Jan. 28, 1999 as part of the foundation's "One on One" series. Marshall will talk about his approach to the creative process, the influences on his work, his career path, and the future of theatre.
Pendleton will also appear within the "One on One" format, on Apr. 27, 1999.
A Mar. 17, 1999 seminar with Bobbie will concentrate on the making of cast recordings, including, one would assume, those of Chicago and Footloose . Bill Rosenfield of RCA Victor/BMG Classics, and Jay David Saks will also sit in.
On Apr. 9, 1999, SDCF will host a weekend-long symposium on directing classical plays. Topics will include classical text analysis, staging and period movement, stage combat, reinterpreting and adapting Shakespeare, and directing classical texts for the "MTV generation." Director Pamela Berlin, Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers executive director Barbara Hauptman and lawyer Ronald Shechtman, will lead a roundtable to discuss the volatile, controversial issue of intellectual property rights.
Other winter and spring events include :
Feb. 17, 1999 will bring a roundtable on the director/vocal coach relationships;
a master class on the art of vocal choreography with Cholly Atkins on Apr. 17, 1999;
a Mar. 27 movement workshop with Marlies Yearby, choreographer of Rent.
Registration fees vary (comprehensive listing of fall programming follows this release). For reservations and additional information, call SDC Foundation at (212) 302-5359.