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Directors Lab West 2010


September 4-11, 2010



The Balancing Act


Core Text: 
Measure for Measure
by William Shakespeare



Directors Lab West 2010 was produced by the Steering Committee, in association with the Los Angeles Theatre Center.


Special financial support for Directors Lab West has been received from the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society.


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Producing Steering Committee


Jessica Bard
Ernest Figueroa, Founder

Brendon Fox 
Kappy Kilburn, Founder


Associate Producers


Che'Rae Adams

Douglas Clayton

Cindy Marie Jenkins

Anne Giselle Spiegler

Lisa Wolpe


Production Coordinators


Rachel Jenkins

Ella Martin




Timothy Koch

Doug Oliphant

Elizabeth Zerebko


DLW 2010 Program

DLW 2010 Quote Book


Photos, Videos & More Coming Soon!


"The Balancing Act" LAB 2010- This year Pasadena Playhouse declared bankruptcy and the Lab was forced to move its space and traditional dates. Directors Lab West 2010 was held from Saturday, September 4  through Saturday, September 11, 2010, at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. The theme for 2010 was "The Balancing Act". The text for this session was "Measure for Measure". Notable Actors, Directors, Designers and Choreographers participated in these sessions and shared their experiences. Guests of the 2010 Lab included: Velina Hasu Houston, Andrew Barnicle, Jose Luis Valenzuela, O-Lan Jones, Vincent Paterson, Brian Kite, Michael John Garcés, Alan Menken and Glen Slater. The SDC Open Session was a conversation with Alan Menken and Glenn Slater on A Leap of Faith.

Lab Participants


Erin Africa

Jen Bloom

June Carryl

Paul Cello

Jennifer Chambers

William Charlton

Sam Donlavy

Aine Donnelly

Steve Edlund

Tony Gatto

Sara Isreal

Darryl Johnson

Ellen Koivisto

Karen Jean Martinson

Roger Q. Mason

Carol Melo

Rod Menzies

Tina Polzin

Hector Rodriguez

Buster Rojas

Richard Tatum

Doug Oliphant

Lizzie Zerbko

Guest Artists


Luis Alfaro 
Karen Anzoategui 
Andrew Barnicle
Gil Cates
Anne Cattaneo
Sean Cawelti 
Ron Celona
Leilani Chan
Teresa Chavez
Anastasia Coon
Nick Abruzzo
Heidi Duckler
Holly Poe Durbin 
Christian Epps
Marlene Forte  
Michael John Garcés
Ellen Geer 
Chris Guilmet 
Michael Hackett
Peggy Hickey 
Velina Hasu Houston
O-Lan Jones 
Steve Julian 
Jessica Kubzansky 
Brian Kite
Edgar Landa 
Lauren Lovett 
Lee Martino 
Oliver Mayer
Alan Menken 
Michael Michetti
Janet Miller 
Alfonso Molina
Christopher Morrison
Cricket S. Myers 
Mark Murphy 
Katherine Noon 
Trefoni Rizzi
Michael Ritchie
Dámaso Rodriguez 
Marc Rosenthal 
Vincent Paterson 
Kristi Schultz
Glenn Slater
Scott Alan Smith
Mark Valdez

Jose Luis Valenzuela

Sibyl Wickersheimer

Laurie Woolery

Joann Yarrow

Sarah Zimmerman

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