Introductory Directing Workshop with Sam Coward

XS Entertainment, The Sunshine Coast Theatre Alliance and Lind Lane Theatre Present:

An Introductory Director’s Workshop
with Prominent Sunshine Coast Theatre Director Sam Coward

Sam Coward, Director and Actor

Have you ever wanted to direct a show?

Have you ever wondered what makes this director tick?

Would you like to talk with other Sunshine Coast directors in a relaxed, friendly environment about your upcoming projects, dreams, frustrations and challenges?

Would you like to hear the basics from somebody who has a successful track record and invites fellow directors of all ages, experience and backgrounds to “have a go”?

Do you want to know about upcoming directing opportunities on the Sunshine Coast?

Work with one of the Sunshine Coast’s most prominent theatre directors on what it takes to conceive, create and stage a theatrical production.

– choosing or devising a theatrical work
– selecting a cast
– securing a venue
– sharing the vision
– creative development phases and flexibility
– rehearsal processes and expectations
– communicating with your cast and creative team
– attracting attention and getting the publicity machine working

+ Sunshine Coast Theatre Alliance benefits and Sunshine Coast Performing Arts Industry Insider Tips, support and more!

When: Sunday December 18th 10am – 4pm

Where: Lind Lane Theatre 16 Mitchell st, Nambour

Cost: $10 (morning tea provided)

To secure your place in the workshop, email

xsentertainme@gmail.com or call 0411 015 918

As a producer, director or performer, Sam Coward has worked for the past fifteen years in the business. On both stage and screen, Sam has experienced all facets of stage production and has worked in more than a dozen Queensland venues.

In 1999 Sam produced a modern interpretation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber classic, Jesus Christ Superstar, in a Warehouse in Warana, which at the time broke all records for attendance at a Sunshine Coast production.

Shout! The Legend of the Wild One in 2008, clearly marked Sam as a director with the potential to produce exciting creative works. In close collaboration with The Events Centre, Caloundra, Sam re-cast, re-structured and re-directed this successful major musical production in just 8 weeks. In 2010, Sam co-produced and directed his original take on Arthur Schnitzler’s La Ronde and re-developed it further, as Erotique, for inclusion in the Sydney Fringe Festival. Sam is about to venture into the third creative development phase for Erotique, in preparation for its 2012 season. In 2011 Sam directed David Williamson’s Influence and conceptualised an original play So? Where Is It? written by Simon Denver, which has been seen this year at the Sunshine Coast Drama Festival and at the Queensland Short + Sweet Festival, where it won the overall Short + sweet Award for Best Play. So? Where Is It? will be seen next in Sydney in 2012.

Sam is the President of the Sunshine Coast Theatre Alliance, which is “Raising Standards” and Co-Director of XS Entertainment, which aims to establish a functional network of Sunshine Coast artists and produce original theatrical productions in unconventional spaces, utilising new media and local resources.

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