Marianne Weems and Erica Laird: Directing with Technology and Music
At its 2013 Emerging Artist Symposium on Plays, SDCF hosted Artistic Director and Managing Director of The Builders Association, Marianne Weems and Erica Laird, in conversation on the process of directing and producing a production using multi-media elements. Listen as they share the intricacies involved in rehearsing and maintaining a piece when working with both human and non-human counterparts and how to fuse the two to symbiotically create a piece of holistic, organic art. The two will share tips on when technology can be successfully incorporated into a production and ways to focus the eye on both the media and theatrical elements without distracting from the overall meaning of the piece. These innovative theatre artists also speak to a director's responsibility when dealing with these theatrical mediums in addition to garnering enough financial and professional support to mount and sustain such a visionary art form. This comprehensive and insightful talk will enlighten theatre fans, producers and artists alike with ways to convey your true vision and challenge yourself with a neutral eye.