Classes Available


How to Think Like a Director

Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
June 17 2017 – July 22 2017
$300 / $270 for Theatre Lab or an Actors’ Center Members

Instructor: Randy Baker
For actors, directors, and anyone else who might benefit from a greater understanding of what theatre directors are looking for and how they do what they do. Through a combination of lecture, discussion, and student presentations, the class will touch on all aspects of successful theatrical productions, including casting, concept, design, script analysis, and the actor-director relationship.


dramathon-directing2Randy Baker (instructor) is a director, playwright and the co-artistic director of Rorschach Theatre (, where he has directed numerous shows. He has also directed at Washington Shakespeare Company, Source Theatre, Inkwell Theatre, First Draft, NCDA’s Actors Repertory Theatre, Imagination Stage, Wayward Theatre, Cherry Red Productions, Young Playwrights Theater, Georgetown University, American University and Catholic University, among others. Plays he has written have been produced and developed at Rorschach Theatre, Source Theatre, Theater J, Arena Stage, Theater Alliance, American University, George Washington University, The National New Play Network, Inkwell Theatre, Houston’s Wordsmyth Theater and Manhattan Theatre Works, among others. He recently completed his residency at Arena Stage where he was an inaugural member of The Playwright’s Arena, a part of Arena Stage’s American Voices New Play Institute. He has also directed Theatre Lab’s teen summer acting institute numerous times. He received his MFA from Goddard College and teaches at American University.


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