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Directing Seminar with Hafiz Karmali
Thick House
San Francisco, CA
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Directing Seminar with Hafiz Karmali
Dates: December 8th and 9th, 6-10 pm, December 12th & 13th 11am-3pm
Tuition: $350

Golden Thread Productions' guest director Hafiz Karmali will be holding a seminar on the art of directing for the stage. Sharing his version and subversion of mise-en-scne, the seminar will include both theoretical and practical components.  Participants will form small ensembles, direct and discuss various scenes.

Four 4-hour sessions will appeal to both beginner and intermediate artists. Students will work in teams and alternate as directors and actors. Each session will focus on a specific aspect of the art of directing including a review of the emergence of the modern director; fundamentals of directing including text analysis, acting, composition and pacing; production and design process; and final presentations.  

HAFIZ KARMALI directed A Marriage Proposal by Yussef el Guindi and Abaga by Torange Yeghiazarian in ReOrient 2009, as well as Island of Animals in 2006. Additional directing credits include Buchner's Woyzeck, Leonce & Lena; Garcia Lorca's The Shoemaker's Prodigious Wife (Festival Avignon-Off, France); Attar's Conference of the Birds (Ismaili Centre, London); Carlo Gozzi's Love of Three Oranges & Raven (Montreal); Ikhwan al-Safa's Island of Animals (Ismaili Centre, London); Jamatkhanas: A Journey I & II (video documentaries on Islamic Architecture); Caravane de la Paix (UNESCO, Paris).  

Mr. Karmali's served an apprenticeship at the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University where he had the good fortune of assisting internationally renowned directors, Andrei  Serban & Robert Wilson.

While at the A.R.T., Hafiz served as a Teaching Fellow in the English Department at Harvard University for courses taught by Professor Robert Brustein (Drama and Post-Modern Drama).  Articles by Hafiz Karmali have been published in specialist journals including Society of Stage Artists and Directors (New York City) and Arts & the Islamic World (London).  Mr. Karmali speaks a number of languages including French and Farsi.

To register, complete this order by paying either the full tuition or a $100 non-refundable deposit. The full balance will be due at the first session.

Class limited to 12 students.



Thick House
1695 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
United States

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