We The People
Robert Icke & Lyndsey Turner
The Directing Zoom ~ Student ~ May 2020 - May 2021
"First rule of the Directing Zoom is: you do not talk about the Directing Zoom."
Just kidding! Kinda.
May 2020 to May 2021, Matthew spent each Monday from 2pm - 4pm logged onto Zoom in what was call, "The Directing Zoom". This is a free class that UK directors Robert Icke and Lyndsey Turner host where they'd go over all things directing. This year long class became a crucial part of Matthew's training and development as a director.
Topics covered included pre-production work, how to talk to designers, how to talk to actors, new works, adapting, artistic directors, the Chekhov technique, directing Shakespeare, directing the Greeks, responsibilities of a director and so much more.
Guest artists were often brought in the Zoom. Some of his favorites include Rebecca Frecknall, Rachel Chavkin, Joseph Haj, Ivo Van Hove, Katie Mitchell, and Dominic Cooke.
"I want to be a good director and a good director."