We had to take a little hiatus from blogging because we were too busy partying last night – THANK YOU to all who came to kick off The 2nd Annual Working Theater Directors Salon last night! The Bruce Mitchell Room was hopping and we are so excited to see your lovely faces at the rest of our events this week!
Tonight is our first panel and we have an amazing lineup of directors – Erica Schmidt, Tamilla Woodard, Davis McCallum, and Victor Maog will all be at Theatre Row’s Studio Theatre this evening to share their experiences and advice with you.
Below, Victor Maog tells us to dream big – find out more at the panel tonight and enter our raffle for a chance to have lunch with Victor!
Q: What kind of work inspires you?
A: I like works (and frankly governments) that treat people as citizens and not just consumers.
Q: What was the most difficult part about being an emerging director? What were some of the challenges you faced in the early stages of your career?
A: Time is the most difficult part of being an emerging director. It takes a lot of time. Ascension, like the idea of class, is about mindset, context, and territory.
Q: What kind of advice would you give young directors?
A: Dream big. Ask for help. Climb Mount Everest as often as possible.
Victor Maog will be speaking at The 2nd Annual Working Theater Directors Salon’s Director Panel TONIGHT at 7pm at The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row. Admission is FREE but click here to reserve tickets.
Victor Maog recently directed Ed Cardona Jr.’s American Jornalero for The Working Theater’s 25th Anniversary season, Matthew Paul Olmos’ The Nature of Captivity for Mabou Mines/Suite 40th season and the 2011 Emerging Writers Group’s Excerpt Night for the Public Theater. He has directed and developed work at Hartford Stage, NYTW, Williamstown, Ma-Yi, Lark, MCC, New Dramatists, INTAR and directed/taught for NYU/Tisch, UPenn, Fordham, and others. Recipient: NEA/TCG Career Development Award, Cornerstone’s Altvater Fellowship, Second Stage’s Van Lier Directing Fellowship, and the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Presidential Award. U.S. Delegate to the 31stInternational Theatre Institute/UNESCO World Congress in Manila. Member: Lincoln Center Directors Lab, SDC, and Partial Comfort. His long term collaboration, Total Power Exchange by Edith Freni, was just nominated for the “New American Plays for Russia” initiative, which is funded by the U.S. embassy in Moscow under the auspices of the Bilateral Presidential Commission. Currently, he’s the Director of Theatre for the 98 year-old Perry-Mansfield in Steamboat Springs, CO. www.victormaog.com