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Trajectory 2016 Tantrum


Directing Masterclass with Leticia Caceres
Saturday 8th July // 10AM - 3PM // Tantrum Studio - 101 City Road Merewether (Entrance via Allworth Street)

Join multi award-winning Australian director Leticia Caceres to explore the craft of directing text-based theatre: from play selection and conceptualisation, to working with actors on the floor. This dynamic and practical masterclass will give a blow by blow account of the process from first meetings with an Artistic Director, right through to opening night. Leticia will outline what’s expected of a director when working in both a mainstage context, as well as in the independent sector. This workshop is an outstanding professional development opportunity for all aspiring and emerging directors in Newcastle.

Leticia Cáceres has been lauded as one of the most exciting directing talents in the country. A former Artistic Director of Tantrum, she has since directed for most mainstage companies in Australia and her work has toured nationally and internationally. She was Associate Director for Melbourne Theatre Company from 2013 to 2015. Her productions have received critical acclaim and multiple awards and nominations. Her production of Birdland won the 2015 Best Direction Green Room Award and her production of Leah Purcell’s The Drover’s Wife won four Sydney Theatre Awards, including Best Direction and Best Mainstage Production for 2016. She is also the recipient of four Drama Victoria Awards for her work for young audiences. Leticia has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the industry including Colin Friels, Sigrid Thorton, Leah Purcell and Simon Stone.  She’s the co-founder of nationally-acclaimed RealTV with multi award winning playwright Angela Betzien.

This Masterclass is open to emerging artists 16yrs+, and as a result of generous funding from the Australia Council for the Arts is offered at a highly subsidised cost to all participants. 

Tantrum Youth Arts is proud to support the growth and development of emerging artists in our region. 

In 2017 Tantrum offers a series of Masterclasses in contemporary theatre practice, led by established, professional artists and industry leaders. The aim of these Masterclasses is to provide young people, emerging artists, and current practitioners in the Hunter region with access to high-quality professional development and training opportunities right here in Newcastle.

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