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Jennifer Tepper and Michael Grandage

SDCF Masters of the Stage

Release Date: 08/22/2016

On June 9, 2016, author Jennifer Tepper had a conversation with director Michael Grandage, who is best known in America for hit productions like Red, Evita, and Frost / Nixon. In their conversation, Michael speaks about his early years as an actor and what inspired him to become a director, as well as the advice he frequently gives to early career directors. Other topics include the ways in which accessibility, affordability, and diversity are important to theatre; skills for effectively using rehearsals and previews in an era of social media; how to successfully work with celebrities; the role of assistant and associate directors; and some of the ways in which the Broadway community differs from London and the West End.