Hulkko, Pauliina. (2022). The murky (hi)story of early directing education – and what we can learn from it.
Ed. Balevičiūtė, Ramunė, Lavaste, Saana, Suša, Anja, Þorleifsdóttir, Una. Looking for Direction – Rethinking Theatre Directing Practices and Pedagogies in the 21st Century. Publication Series of Theatre Academy 74
Looking for direction verbalises lore and embodied knowledge about the art of directing and the art of teaching it. All of the 17 writers are directors, and in most cases, teachers of directing. We are looking for a new way of being/becoming a director, but we still believe that the traditions we carry have a lot to give for the future.
The position of a director is a hot spot in theatre today. We need to confront the new questions of power and hierarchy in our work in a very concrete way, as well as the questions of representation and interpretation. How can we create shared meaning on stage when the metanarratives are losing their universality and the audiences interpret meaning more diversely than ever before?
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