On Directing: Daniel Sullivan
At the 2013 Emerging Artist Symposium on Plays, SDC’s Executive Director Laura Penn spoke with acclaimed theatre and film director Daniel Sullivan on the art and practice of directing. With the challenges of directing new work in mind, the two engage in a thoughtful discussion on the elements of a given developmental process. They touch on the importance of table work, the need to establish a common vision amongst an acting company, and how creating a strong director-writer relationship is consistently paramount. Sullivan also discusses his personal directorial strengths, including his tendency to be less vocal in the rehearsal room, determination to be incredibly well-versed in the script, and willingness to be open to new ideas. Listen in to hear about Sullivan’s insightful views and the fascinating directorial experiences that have shaped them.