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Monday, 08 March 2021 10:10

DSL Grad Blanche McIntyre Gives Insightful Industry Talk

 
blanche mcintyreWe were delighted to catch up with DSL graduate, Blanche McIntyre as a part of our programme of Industry Talks. Since her graduation from a directing course at DSL in 2005, Blanche has enjoyeda highly successful career, directing at theatres across the country including memorable work for the RSC, The Globe and The National Theatre. As a testament to her sucess, she has received numerous awards including Best Director at the TMA UK Theatre Awards in 2013 and Critcs' Circle Most Promising Newcomer Award in 2011. 
 
Blanche drew upon her impressive career to provide insight into the industry from the perspective of the director in relation to the actor, exploring the processes surrounding auditions, casting, rehearsals, and previews.  
 
Blanche spoke about the value of actors having faith in the ideas they bring to the collaborative mix with a director and to think of the audition process as an initial rehearsal where they can explore their own thoughts about the character. She explained her own working process where she encourages open dialogue with the actors to work with their ideas for their characters and create a sense of ensemble.
 
We are looking forward to seeing much more of Blanche's work in the future and to inviting her into the building over the coming months to meet our graduating actors in person.
 
“Blanche’s honesty and warmth transmitted through the screen throughout her talk. It was inspiring to discuss her illustrious career in the industry, learning about her directorial process and gaining some top tips from behind the desk. This kind of chat is invaluable to us graduating students, particularly from such an esteemed DSL graduate” - Francesca Eldred (1 Year Diploma)
 
"Blanche McIntyre gave us insightful advice and observations about the theatre industry, as well as extremely valuable guidance on how to approach the audition and rehearsal process as a new actor. Not only was she a genuinely lovely person, but her career as a DSL graduate is truly inspiring." - Kirsty Ferriggi (1 Year Diploma)

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