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Why directors need to get out of the way

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Phil Weaver-Stoesz

Every leader is one of three things: an inspiring mentor, a forgettable blip, or a terrible story that colleagues tell to get a laugh at the bar. Directors prompt a lot of bar stories.

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A miracle play director at work in Jean Fouquet's The Martyrdom of St Apollonia, Image via wikimedia

Each director, teacher, and boss I’ve had has fallen into one of those three categories: they inspire me and I’m still working with them, they provided me with stories that begin with “I once had a director who…” or they, well...I don’t really remember the others.

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Phil Weaver-Stoesz is a multi-disciplinary director, devisor, and performer studying and working at Arizona State University.