Directing Workshop with Rose Riordan
Directors take the reigns of a play and drive it from the script to the stage. Learn how to craft your vision and tips for working with actors and designers throughout the process. Rose Riordan, The Armory's Associate Artistic Director, will bring her years of experience running audition rooms and staging everything from world premieres to time-honored classic plays.
Rose is in her 21st season at Portland Center Stage at The Armory, where she serves as associate artistic director. She most recently directed A Life, Kodachrome, Our Town, and The Oregon Trail. Other directing favorites include: The Typographer’s Dream, LIZZIE, The Mountaintop, The Whipping Man, The North Plan, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, A Christmas Story, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Receptionist, How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found, and The Pillowman. In 1999, she founded the annual JAW: A Playwrights Festival. JAW has been instrumental in developing new work for The Armory repertory, including this season’s production of A Life and Storm Large’s Crazy Enough, as well as Kodachrome, The People’s Republic of Portland, The North Plan, The Thugs, and A Feminine Ending. She enjoys being part of a company committed to new play development and having a beautiful building in which to work.