|Joann Yarrow is a professional director and producer with over 30 years of experience. Joann received her BFA from Boston University and her M.F.A. in Directing from UC Irvine. She also apprenticed with Double Edge Theatre in Boston and went on to train with Odin Teatret in Denmark. In New York, she co-founded A Laboratory for Actor Training with Vernice Miller, worked with director, Richard Schechner at LaMama ETC, as well as Broadway director, Hal Prince on the productions of Parade, Whistle down the Wind, Candide, Show Boat, Kiss of the Spiderwoman and Phantom of the Opera. For 12 years, Joann was the Artistic Director of Teatro Prometeo, the only Spanish-language theatre conservatory in the nation. While there, she directed and produced over 80 productions, translated, adapted and commissioned new works that have toured nationally and internationally. She is a member of the Latinx Theater Commons and is an alumnus of the Director’s Lab West where she has participated for the last 18 years. Currently she is the Director of Community Engagement and Education at Syracuse Stage in New York and Executive Director of Live Animation Studios producing various live action, puppet and animation projects; from live events to television series, animation and motion capture performances.
Note: Industry guest schedules are extremely busy. ALWAYS SUBJECT TO CHANGE* Participation in this workshop does not guarantee Talent will receive an industry meeting post event, nor secure any kind of representation or casting. LLC does not guarantee talent will be seen by specific representatives nor any particular number of representatives.
No Refunds for this event (due to the commitment of our facility and industry guests we are unable to offer any refunds, for any reason including: Illness, injury, bereavement, scheduling conflicts-the show must go on).
Carole Alpert – Aside from being a wonderful person Joanns teaching methods and techniques are very engaging. I have always learned so much from her. She knows how to bring out the best in you.
Richard Congelosi – She (Joann) was excellent, insightful and professional!
Beverly Whitaker – Each time I have had the privilege of interacting with Joann has been rewarding to me. She brings great energy and much knowledge which helps me to connect with my inner voice. She’s amazing!
Leslie Hallowell – Joann’s Direction and grounded presence encourages one to show up fully and to listen to every word of her valuable feedback. She brings out the best in an actor with her keen eye and big heart confidently creating consistency & ease – a very special director indeed!