Author: Lenore DeKoven

Lenore DeKoven

Her career as director, producer and educator has spanned both east and west coasts and includes theatre, film and television. She has held executive positions at the Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, the N.Y. Shakespeare Festival , Lincoln Center Repertory Theater, the National Repertory Theatre and Roundabout Theatre in New York and was former Chairperson of the Board of Theatre West, L.A

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Directing: The Similarities and Differences between Film and Theatre


The general misconception held by most laypeople and some professionals seems to be that there must be a difference between the crafts of directing and acting in theatre and those in film. The belief is that there are stage actors and screen actors, film directors and theatre directors. I don’t agree with this. It is…

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The Casting Process: Articulating the Description


Although these standard categories are used less and less because there is so much crossing over, it is helpful to identify for the casting director or the Breakdown Service the category that your search involves. What is really needed is a specific and articulate description of the role you’re trying to fill. This is where…

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