Shakespeare’s Winter’s Tale – Examining Shakespeare for Performance

November 22 and 23 2014


Stephen Drover trained as an actor at Memorial University’s Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. For two years he was an Associate Director forTheatre Newfoundland Labrador (Romeo & Juliet, Of the Fields Lately, East O’ the Sun & West O’ the Moon) and later taught at the Neptune Theatre School in Halifax. At UBC he received an MFA in Directing (The Creation – thesis production). Since then he regularly returns to Memorial as a visiting assistant professor/director (The Taming of the Shrew, Richard III, Hamlet) and has assistant directed at the Stratford Festival (King John). For Pound of Flesh Theatre he adapted and directed The Bond and Macbeth. He directed The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, a co-pro between PFT and Pacific Theatre and co-wrote and directed “A Parable” for Caravan Farm Theatre’s production of Everyone.Other favourite directing credits include PolitiKo (Ghost River Theatre, Calgary); Orphans (Wink Theatre, Vancouver); Skydive (Realwheels) for which he won a Jessie Richardson Award, Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Guild Theatre, Whitehorse)and The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood (Carousel Theatre). He is the recipient of the 2007 Ray Michael Award for Outstanding Body of Work by an Emerging Director.

Stephen is Artistic Director of Pound of Flesh and Rumble Theatre Companies. He also sits on Studio 58’s advisory council and is a regular teacher/adjudicator for Theatre BC.

Stephen Drover is a frequent and a favourite instructor for Orphan Project’s Workshops and has given workshops in Directing, Acting, Performance Space and Shakespeare’s Language – revealing the secrets of the text and how to interpret it.

For these two days Stephen will lead us through an examination of the Winter’s Tale bringing us to a clear reading and understanding of the play, scenes, language, the structure of the play and its characters.

This work will be specific to the production planned for Emerald Pig’s Bard on the Bandstand 2015 production of Winter’s Tale – A Fairytale for a Summer’s Eve.

Saturday November 22 and Sunday November 2310 – 4pm


Expect Theatre members and Emerald Pig members:$50
TBC members:$60
non-members: $75

For more information contact: lark2rising@gmail.comor pay for class directly