Directing Intensive

The Intensive is a ten day program designed to give early career directors the opportunity to advance their craft through workshops and classes, as well as the development of a short piece of work (15 minutes maximum).

At the Mercury Store, the focus is on development– not full production. In the Intensive, the support of advisors and training is combined with substantial rehearsal time for rigorous exploration.

The Intensive provides studio space, actors from our ensemble, and use of the Mercury Store sound, projection, and physical resources. Directors are paired with advisors, and workshopping and feedback sessions with the full cohort are fundamental to the structure.

The typical candidate will have been directing professionally for 3-5 years and have directed at least one professional, non-virtual full production. Current graduate students will be considered. Past participants in the Directing Lab are welcome to apply, but directors who have done a Mercury Store Project should not. The deadline for applying is March 31.

The pay is $2,000.00.

Link to Application