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The Director

Pushing his vulnerable young protégés to the brink, is this theatre director a genius or a control freak?

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The Director

Date: 17 Sep 2018

In a run-down rehearsal studio in New York, theatre director Peter now works as a janitor in exchange for being able to use the rehearsal spaces to conduct his ‘research into acting’.

After he meets an award-winning playwright, Annie, he reluctantly agrees to direct her new play after she expresses dissatisfaction with the existing director and cast.

Peter adopts a highly unconventional and controversial approach as he challenges each actor who auditions to a series of exercises designed to test their abilities and push them to truly ‘live’ their parts.

But how far should he push before someone slips over the edge?

Pushing and pulling his vulnerable young protégés to the brink, is Peter a genius or a control freak?

The ante keeps rising until the game becomes a matter of life and death.

The original production of The Director ran off-Broadway for six months in 2000. Its Australian premiere is presented by Active Theatre Productions and directed by Simon Doctor.

Josephine Bloom, Alex Rowe, Brayden Palmer, Sarah Greenwood and Emilia Hristov feature.

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