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Lectures on the Art of Directing

Our 7-week virtual program Cocktails & Classics aired LIVE every Thursday evening during the Spring of 2020. 


Peruse the episode list below - including each respective week's cocktail recipe for you to create right from your very own home - and click on the "Access Archive" button below to request access and learn about EgoPo’s directorial and artistic approach with Founding Artistic Director, Lane Savadove. 

Sit back, relax and enjoy happy hour with a bit of classic EgoPo nerdiness. 


"Lydie Breeze, Part II: Aipotu" by John Guare

Director: Lane Savadove

Photo: Dave Sarrafian
Pictured: Ed Swidey, David Girard, Melanie Julian

Lecture #1: Directorial Point of View and The Last Supper: Why every show is expressionist

Premiered Thursday, April 16th, 2020

Cocktail: Manhattan


Lecture #2: Via Negativa and Pooh Sticks: How riverbanks lead to freedom

Premiered Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
Cocktail: Sidecar


Lecture #3: The Jelly and the Donut:

    Balancing Content and Form

Premiered Thursday, April 30th, 2020
Cocktail: Boulevardier


Lecture #4: Super Objectives and Stakes: 

    Making theater visceral through rigorous psychology

Premiered Thursday, May 7th, 2020
Cocktail: Sazerac


Lecture #5: Imbalance in Acting and Directing:

    How physical imbalance drives dramatic conflict

Premiered Thursday, May 14th, 2020
Cocktail: Vesper


Lecture #6: Physical Actions as Building Blocks: Joining physical and psychological to activate the text

Premiered Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Cocktail: Negroni


Lecture #7:  Theater as Gift Giving: Making generous audience-focused theater

Premiered Thursday, May 28th, 2020
Cocktail: Corpse Reviver #2

The Art of Directing lectures can be offered as a "Cocktail-Free" video for use in educational courses.

Contact us for general or educational access.

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