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
Lecture #2: Via Negativa and Pooh Sticks: How riverbanks lead to freedom
Premiered Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
Lecture #3: The Jelly and the Donut:
Balancing Content and Form
Premiered Thursday, April 30th, 2020
Lecture #4: Super Objectives and Stakes:
Making theater visceral through rigorous psychology
Premiered Thursday, May 7th, 2020
Lecture #5: Imbalance in Acting and Directing:
How physical imbalance drives dramatic conflict
Premiered Thursday, May 14th, 2020
Lecture #6: Physical Actions as Building Blocks: Joining physical and psychological to activate the text
Premiered Thursday, May 21st, 2020
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.