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Director’s Process

An Introduction with Valerie Planche

The date of this workshop has passed.

Are you a director that wants to deepen your craft? Or an actor who has been dreaming of taking the leap into the role of director? Join Valerie Planche as she leads a workshop for beginners, practicing, and experienced directors that will explore the nuts and bolts of what goes into inspiring actors to become co-creators in the storytelling process.

Topics covered will include:

  • The process from idea to production.
  • The prep work.
  • The rehearsal process.
  • The next character, the audience.

When: April 21, 2018, 12:30 – 6:00pm
Cost: $50 (registration online, by phone or email)
Location: Morpheus Rehearsal Centre (Lower Level, 3512 5th Ave. NW)

Register a group of five or more, and attend for less! Or, register for three workshops and get the third one for 50% off (Call Morpheus Theatre to redeem).

Refreshments will be served from 12:00 to 12:30pm so feel to come early and settle in.

This valuable workshop is presented at this low price in the spirit of community theatre and is sponsored by Theatre Alberta with funding from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Christie Lites Sales.

Space is limited; to participate in the workshop please register in advance through our box office by calling 403.246.2999 or email Iam Coulter at

Instructor’s Bio – Valerie Planche

  • Constellations for Alberta Theatre Projects
  • Skylight, Bad Jews for Theatre Calgary (Betty Mitchell Award for Bad Jews)
  • Hana’s Suitcase for Storybook Theatre
  • Love and Information for Ambrose University
  • Body Awareness, for Shadow Theatre, Canadian Premier
  • Homelife, for Aboriginal Arts, Canadian Premier
  • Blood: A Scientific Romance, for Sage Theatre, World Premiere
  • Ruined for Ellipsis Tree Collective, Canadian Premier
  • Thy Neighbour’s Wife for Urban Curvz Theatre (Betty Mitchell Nomination for Best Production)
  • The Duplex for Lunchbox Theatre (BD&P Emerging Director Program mentored by Dennis Garnhum)
  • Petty Threats for Petro Canada Series Staged Reading, Lunchbox Theatre
  • The Odd Couple, Neil Simon for Chaemera Productions
  • Macbeth, for The Shakespeare Company
  • ReVital Signs, in studio for The University of Calgary
  • The Fourth King, for St Augustine School for the Performing Arts
  • Sexual Perversity in Chicago for Under the Cover Theatre.

She also assisted on Spiders Web for Vertigo Mystery Theatre and Glenn for Blacklist Theatre Co.

Valerie is an award-winning, 30-year veteran actor, director and a teacher. She has appeared on Stage and in TV and Film. She has also performed across Canada with Theatre Calgary, Alberta Theatre Projects, The Citadel Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Alberta Theatre Projects, Vertigo Theatre, Lunchbox Theatre, Shadow Theatre, Sage Theatre, Theatre Junction, Mob Hit Theatre, Urban Curvz Theatre (now Handsome Alice), Theatre by the Bay, Quest Theatre, Theater Plus, Canadian Stage, Vancouver Playhouse, Fishnet Theatre and Theatre in Exile and in the US for The American Conservatory Theatre.