Drama Directing alumna Sherri Eden Barber ’09 was recently selected as a participant in the Observership program of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF). The program offers early-career theater artists the opportunity to observe the work of master directors as they create new productions on Broadway, off-Broadway, and at leading regional theaters across the country. Barber will work with director Mark Brokaw on Atlantic Theater Company’s upcoming production, The New York Idea, adapted by David Auburn from the original play by Langdon Mitchell.
This is a really fantastic break for me as a young director,, says Barber. As an Observer, I will have access to the entire rehearsal process, from first rehearsal to opening night.,
The nature of each Observership varies depending on the needs of the production’s director, but Barber anticipates she’ll be put to good use in the rehearsal room taking notes and offering feedback.
No matter how much or how little responsibility I’m given,, she says, it will be an invaluable opportunity to observe firsthand the techniques, disciplines, approaches, and insights of this master director as he stages a new production.,