The Director and Play

The Director and Play

3 Months, Distance education

This is one of the rare programs that will teach you how to make a deep active analysis of the play. 

The course offers the necessary tools for directors to work with the text of the play, research a historical and theoretical context and delve into the material. 

You will practice analyzing play texts through the given tasks and exercises.

Flexible Timing

Study in Practice

Professional Approach

The course includes:

  • Play Analysis
  • Active Analysis
  • Storytelling / Retelling
  • Dramatic Structure
  • Basic blocks of story – structure, character, dialog, etc.
  • Units and objectives analysis to build a character’s through-line

The course will be useful to directors and actors of Drama Theater, who wish to learn how to read a play in a way that is useful for a staged production. The students are taught to go deep in the text, considering authors’ tools and ideas to express meaning and engage audiences.

Program details:

  • Level: Professional
  • Program Duration: 3 months
  • Program Format: Distance education
  • Language: English English
  • Certificate: Available

Each week, students receive distant tasks, assignments, cases for self-studies which gradually lead them to understanding of the topic and the ability to apply knowledge to the projects.

Objectives of the course

  • Gain a firm understanding of the conception of the play analysis and the role of historical context;
  • Work through real-life scenarios and case studies to develop your skills;
  • Construct a relationship between the director, author, and text.

Owing to impressive learning flexibility, this program will be convenient for ambitious professionals who are constantly on the move or are looking to balance work and study to apply their skills in real-time.

The core of every program​ at NIPAI is learning by doing! Thus, at the distance course, our students will gain knowledge through practical tasks for directors that bring better understanding and technical skills in the basics of composition, stage plans, storyboarding, scale models atmosphere creation through the use of a particular design concept.

Upon successful completion of all tasks, students can receive a Certificate of Completion


   Professional growth
   Up-to-date knowledge
   First-hand experience
   Individual approach
   Emphasis on practical learning
   Unique method

We are proud of our students from all around the world!*

Feedback from our students:

“The program was an eyes-opening experience, I have gained new ideas about performance
and how to create it, how to view it and how to internalize movement and text and followingly express
this perception outside to the audience.”

Fischerová Ellen, Switzerland

“We had enchanting group of people, all coming from different countries,cultures, speaking different
languages and still working together. It was so good to exchange ideas, suggestions and skills in between the
classes and so good to meet lovely artistic people from all parts of the world.”

Kiran Pavaskar, India


How experienced do I have to be in order to apply?

Every application is considered individually. We are open for advanced and professional actors, performers, directors, dancers, choreographers. Please be clear in your application about your experience. Other than requesting a minimum age of 18 years old, we have no age limit.

How many people are there in each workshop?

The group size can vary depending on both the size of the studio and the type of workshop given.

What is the deadline for application?

We accept applications on the regular basis. However, it is suggested to apply early because the participation fee increases as the start dates of some educational programs approach.

Who covers my accommodation and travel costs?

ArtUniverse does not cover accommodation and travel costs.

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