One on One: Pam MacKinnon and Kathleen Marshall
On June 12, 2013, award-winning directors Pam MacKinnon and Kathleen Marshall spoke with SDCF Producing Director Ellen Rusconi about their work and career. They discuss the nuts and bolts of the rehearsal process from the Illuminating qualities of auditions and early design meetings to the continuous evolution of a piece as gauged by audience, producers, and associates. Both speak to theatre as an apprentice art and the significance of mentor relationships when transitioning to different phases of career. Listen as they unveil where to find worthwhile material to direct and how one man's dramatic trash can be another's theatrical gold. These directors discuss the impact of geography on a production and the trust they place in their actors when shaping a piece. This candid conversation offers practical knowledge about creating career inroads, aligning collaborators and continuously developing craft.