Gary Griffin talked a group of high school teachers at a teacher workshop preview dinner, helping them return to their classrooms and prepare their students for the upcoming production. Prior to bringing their students to a CST production, teachers have the opportunity to attend free workshops, where they meet the director and have the opportunity to learn more about the play. Listen to Gary Griffin address some of the fundamental ideas in the play and the key elements in his production.
In planning his production of Amadeus, director Gary Griffin explains that he approached this revenge story as a spiritual and emotional awakening for Salieri, the play’s main character. The conversation took place during preview week, when shows are performed in the evenings and rehearsed during the day. Griffin uses the audience reactions to fine tune the production.
Griffin addresses how he begins working with designers—scenic designer Dan Ostling, costume designer Virgil Johnson and lighting designer Philip Rosenberg—and his process as he works with actors.