DIRECTING THE SCENE: Master Class in Directing

24 - 27 Oct 2017
Full attendance is compulsory.


NYT Studio
Aliwal Arts Centre
28 Aliwal Street #03-02, Singapore 199918.

Hands-on Master Class

Taught by:
Nelson Chia, Artistic Director of Nine Years Theatre

Conducted in:

$300 (inclusive of a non-refundable $50 administration fee)

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About the class:
This is a 4-session class that focuses on the question:
“How to direct a scene? ”

Artistic director of Nine Years Theatre, Nelson Chia, conducts this master class. It aims to discuss the elements that make up a scene, and the skills needed to make a scene work. This is a largely hands-on class that requires participants to work with actors on the rehearsal floor in directing exercises.

In this round, selected scenes from established scripts will be used as materials for the directing exercises. Participants are expected to have read the selected plays before class. PDF versions of the scripts will be shared with confirmed participants, 2 weeks before class commences.

Target participants are aspiring directors and theatre practitioners with directing experience.

Application is now closed.

Deadline for application: 6 Oct 2017, Friday, 11.59pm.

To apply, please:
   1. Click HERE to download the application form**.
   2. Submit the form via email with the subject title 'DIRECTING APPLICATION'.
   3. Email it to

**You'll be able to edit a PDF with Adobe Reader.

*Click here to apply for SkillsFuture Credits.
“I start to understand what it actually means to structure a scene and analyse the dramatic elements in the script.”

“The directing workshop gave us the opportunity to practise directing actors. Through it, I've learnt how to work and communicate better with actor.”

“It helped me clarify what the director is looking out for in the scene and that it is important that the actors' performance must embody these things.”

~Class Participants, 2016