Workshop Registration

Directing Actors for Narrative

This workshop is designed to help new and experienced directors improve their communication skills with actors and understand the acting process. Participants will learn about building trust with actors, working collaboratively and getting the performance they need. This workshop will guide participants through the casting process from a directorial perspective, creating a safe space in rehearsal and leading actors effectively.

Prior to the class, please create a profile on Zoom and download the free version of the application. You will receive an email from LIFT with an invitation link to join the workshop one hour before the classbeginswhich will prompt you to open the application or web browser. Please ensure that you log in using a Zoom account with a profile name that appears as the same name registered for the class. If not, for security reasons, you may not be permitted to join. During the workshop, we advise that you keep your microphone on mute to minimize external noise and that you unmute when participating in class discussions. Please also arrive to the session on time for attendance and class participation. ONLINE workshops may be recorded for staff and facilitator assessment. Recorded material will not be made available to participants. Review all workshop policies before registering.

part 1: Tue 26 July 2022, 6 - 9 pm   
part 2: Thu 28 July 2022, 6 - 9 pm   
(Registration deadline is Tue 26 July 5:00 pm)

Instructor: Katia Café-Fébrissy

Katia Café-Fébrissy is a bilingual Toronto-based award-winning Writer, Director and Playwright, who tells stories on screen and on stage  both in English and French. Her writing credits include plays, documentary scripts, short narratives. Her directorial credits range from cinema verite, experimental docs and docu-drama to VR projects, corporate and institutional films to music video, episodic web series and plays.

Katia is a member of the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC), and has joined the Diversity and Inclusion Committee to the Board of Directors of DGC Ontario. She is also a member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada and SARTEC, the French language Writers' Guild of Canada. Katia's latest accomplishments include being awarded a Doc Accelerator Lab Fellowship at HotDocs 2021 and also a Playwright Residency at the National Arts Centre. Besides, she’s an alumna of the Netflix-BANFF Diversity of Voices Initiative, of Women in the Director's Chair and TarragonTheatre Director's Lab North. 

In addition, Katia teaches directing skills in the Advanced Film Program at Sheridan College, and is a Filmmaker Mentor-in-residence at the Toronto Arts Foundation of the Toronto Arts Council. Katia holds a Masters in Literature and Languages from the Université of Paris VIII, France as well as a Masters in Creative Documentary Filmmaking from the Varan Doc Film Centre, France.

Category: Writing & Directing
Maximum Capacity: 15
6 hours of instruction in 2 parts$105 /member$130 /nonmember