Jennifer Hunter, professor of theatre at Cornerstone University, was accepted as a directing fellow for the 2012 Directing Workshop for Theater Educators held at The Juilliard School in New York City this summer.
Fifteen directing fellows were selected to participate in the prestigious five-day event. Selected fellows will direct a two-hour rehearsal under the guidance of a professional mentor, observe two additional rehearsals and participate in practicums.
The workshop, to be held July 23-27, is themed "Hands-On Shakespeare."
“It is quite an honor to be selected,” said Hunter.
The workshop will be led by Artistic Directors Rebecca Guy, a member of Juilliard’s Drama Division faculty, and Ralph Zito, professor and chair of Syracuse University’s Drama Department.
The experience is designed for drama or theater educators at the high school and college levels. Repertoire for the week’s workshop will be Romeo and Juliet.
Hunter will be able to participate in practicum topics that include: Shakespeare’s Language: Structure and Spontaneity; Preparing to Rehearse: Research and Text Analysis; Collaborating with Designers; Table Work: Laying the Foundation for Future Explorations; Staging a Crowd Scene: Storytelling and Traffic Management and Rehearsal Sessions.