The Art of Directing

To be held online via Zoom:

For directors both experienced and beginning, this 10-week class, led by Director/Casting Director Pat Golden, takes you through the director’s process.

Classes focus on:

  • Text analysis – classical and contemporary plays
  • Script Interpretation
  • Casting and collaboration with Casting Directors
  • Working with the Actor
  • Spacial relationships, composition & blocking on Zoom

These topics are explored and reinforced during the prep and rehearsal of scenes during class. Classes will include director’s prep, text analysis, casting sessions, and in-class rehearsals. In class you will experience working with these concepts in a practical manner using a scene you select from an existing play.

You’ll have the opportunity to cast actors from HB’s community and student pool and to audit acting classes at HB for the purpose of casting your scene.


  • Class Sessions: Wednesdays, March 30-June 1, 2022, 3:00-6:00 PM (3 hours, 10 sessions)
  • CASTING DAY #1 – Wednesday, April 20, 3:00P – 7:00P (held during class hours + 1 hr = 4 hrs)
  • CASTING DAY # 2 – Thursday, April 21, 1:30-7:00PM (Subject to Change)
  • ADDITIONAL TECH DAY – Thursday, May 26, 3:00-6:00PM (Subject to Change)


  • By March 23, 2022, please email with the following:
    • PDF-versions of 2 different plays by known and established playwrights that interest you. From those two scripts, select 1 possible scene from each to submit for approval. The scenes should include 2 characters and be about 7-10 pages long. Email PDFs to
    • Your headshot and resume
  •  Read:
    • A CHALLENGE FOR THE ACTOR (particularly Chapters 10 and 11) by Uta Hagen
    • TRUE WEST by Sam Shepard