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Directors Lab West 2014


May 17 – 24, 2014



The Global Effect: 
Worldwide Influences
From Global to Local 


Core Text: 
by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa


DLW 2014 Program

DLW 2014 Quote Book


Directors Lab West 2014 was produced by the Steering Committee, in association with Pasadena Playhouse, Boston Court Performing Arts Center, and A Noise Within.


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


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Producing Steering Committee


Che'Rae Adams
Ernest Figueroa, Founder 
Cindy Marie Jenkins 
Kappy Kilburn, Founder


Associate Producers


Douglas Clayton
Janet Miller
Richard Tatum
Diana Wyenn


Production Coordinators


Courtney Buchan
Doug Oliphant




Camille Devoney
Jessica Salans
Samantha Shada


Emeritus Steering Committee

Nick D'Abruzzo, Founder
Olivia Honneger, Founder 
Andrew Sachs, Founder 
Jessica Bard 
Brendon Fox


Photos, Videos & More Coming Soon!


"The Global Effect: Worldwide Influences from Global to Local”  LAB 2014  FIFTEETNTH ANNIVERSARY - Directors Lab West 2014 was held from Saturday, May 17  through Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Pasadena Playhouse, A Noise Within and the Boston Court Performing Arts Complex. The theme for 2014 was "The Global Effect: Worldwide Influences from Global to Local". The text for this session was "Roshomon". Notable Actors, Directors, Designers and Choreographers participated in these sessions and shared their experiences. Guests of the 2014 Lab included: Jessica Kubzansky, Seema Sueko, Andrew Borba, Moisés Kaufman, Greg Watanabe, Chil Kong, Michael John Garcés, Marin Hinkle, and Sheldon Epps.The week culminated with an SDC OPEN DAY of sessions featuring a panel on “Approriate Appropriation” and a session with Vincent Paterson and another with Louis Fantasia, two of our more illustrious alumni.

Lab Participants


Elkin Antoniou
Ryan Bruce
Danika Burmester
Nichol Cabe
Emily Chase
Katie Chidester
Maria Cominis
Patty Cornell
Snehal Desai
Nicole Marie Dominguez
Gianna Formicone
Bergen Goesch
Mark Hein
Martin Jago
Kate Jopson
Laura Karlin
Christine Keating
Rhonda Kohl 
Peter J Kuo
Michael LeLand
Sharrell Luckett
Marina Magalhaes
Scott Marden
Robert Marra
Heather May
Aida Mbowa
Stephanie McCanles
Jo McGinley
David LM McIntyre
Debbie McMahon
Jacquelyn Montellato
Allison Mosier
Kate Motzenbacker
Sophie Olson
Kym Pappas
Ben Rock
Jennifer Sandella
Shanae Sharon
Brian Sonia-Wallace
Ashley Steed
Kathryn Steward
Lindsey Williams

Guest Artists


Andrew Borba
Bryan Brown 
Martín Carillo
Francois Chau
Anastasia Coon
Kristy Cummings
Elizabeth Doran
Robert Eap
Sheldon Epps
Louis Fantasia
Kimiko Gelman
Michael John Garcés
Rickerby Hinds
Marin Hinkle
Bari Hochwald 
Alex Jaeger 
Traci Kato-Kiriyama
Moisés Kaufman
Chil Kong
Jessica Kubzansky 
Julie Iezzi
Kathryn Luckstone
Jay McAdams
Mauro Melleno 
Prumsodum Ok
Vincent Paterson
Olya Petrakova
Jon Lawrence Rivera 
Trefoni Rizzi
Diane Rodriguez
Jean Bruce Scott 
Jenny Sullivan
Seema Sueko 
Christopher Sivertsen
Greg Watanabe
Nagham Wehbe 
Joann Yarrow 
Steven Young

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