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Bartlett Sher and Rachel Chavkin

SDCF Masters of the Stage

Release Date: 09/12/2016

On May 2nd, 2016, master directors Rachel Chavkin and Bartlett Sher visited Emerson College and engaged in a conversation about their craft with a group of Boston-based directors. In this one-on-one discussion, Chavkin and Sher speak about the broad spectrum of their work—from preparing for meetings with designers, to the actor-audience relationship, to how space informs their approach on a given piece. Chavkin and Sher also engage in a layered discussion on form as they compare their experiences working in devised theater, in opera, with revivals, on Broadway, and beyond. Listen in to hear more about the work, philosophies, and experiences of these two artists.