A Guide to a Director’s Process in Rehearsal


with Dámaso Rodríguez

This 4-hour workshop is designed to share tools for being prepared, collaborative, and productive during the fast-paced professional regional theatre rehearsal process. The workshop will include: an overview of the audition room, rehearsal room, and on-set collaboration standards; textual analysis techniques for classical and contemporary scripts; an approach to the first day of rehearsal “on your feet” (i.e., Blocking Rehearsals); and simple approaches to making bold, active acting choices. This is a practical workshop that will yield results for actors, as well as directors looking for techniques to streamline their tablework or staging process.

January 14, from 5:30 to 9:30pm, Thursday  (1 class)

Suggested Accompanying Classes: How to Be Your Own Director, Acting II, On Camera Acting, Acting in the Zoomiverse, or Improv for Collaborating, Creating and Connecting

Dámaso  Rodríguez

Dámaso Rodríguez

Dámaso Rodríguez is in his eighth season as Artistic Director of Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland's longest-running professional theatre company, which became a member of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) under his leadership. Plays developed during his tenure have been...

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Before each class, students will be sent an email with a link to login and any class-specific instructions.
Generally, students are encouraged to have a notepad & a pencil for note-taking.
Students are checked-in by name via the class roster, so no additional ticket or receipt is required!

Refunds and Exchange Policy
Artists Rep does not offer refunds for purchased classes.
Exchanges can be made on a case-by-case basis.
If Artists Rep cancels a class, the class will either be rescheduled or refunded.

The Actors Conservatory @ ART will award partial-tuition grants for Studio Program classes to qualified applicants. Please complete this application for consideration.

A Guide to a Director’s Process in Rehearsal


with Dámaso Rodríguez


January 14
5:30 – 9:30pm
with Dámaso Rodríguez
Best for: Level II or III

Online Class

Who is this class for
Level II or III

Acting I or Equivalent

Enrollment Cost

Flex Pass Cost: 2 Passes
(contact the box office to register with Flex Passes)

Credits Available
Professional Development Clock-Hour Credit Available

Enrollment Capacity

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