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An Evening of Stories and Secret Tips for Directors and ActorsWednesday, October 16, 7:00 – 8:00 PM

There is a secret element in every story and in every scene that gets routinely overlooked.Once you know about it, you can use its magic to fine tune any moment for any performance.Come enjoy Mark’s stories and ask him any burning question you have.


Mark W. Travis is one of the world’s leading authorities on the art of film directing, writing and storytelling. He is the author of two important books on film-making and has won over 30 directorial awards in theater. Mark Travis developed a fresh and innovative approach to writing and directing that cuts to the core of every story, script and character. He has taught his dynamic Travis Technique at over 50 film schools and director’s guilds around the world. Affectionately called “the director’s director,” Mark is in constant demand to consult on film projects worldwide.

“The first thing I do when prepping a new film is call Mark Travis and begin the workshopping and consulting process that allows me to get inside the film and work my way out. Mark Travis is the only practical teacher of directing I’ve ever met. Simply the best.” ~ Cyrus Nowrasteh, Writer-Director, Infidel, The Young Messiah, The Stoning of Soraya M., The Day Reagan Was Shot 

"With astonishing clarity Mark Travis articulates the techniques and skills of film directing. Not only does the beginning student find invaluable guidance on all stages of the directing process, but the experienced director will learn rational explanations for many of the things he may have only been doing intuitively.” ~ John Badham, Director, Saturday Night Fever, War Games, Blue Thunder 

"I've been an actor for almost 60 years, worked with many directors: Josh Logan, Sidney Pollack, Robert Altman, Stuart Rosenberg, Sidney Fury, and many others. Mark Travis has directed me in several projects and he is far and away my favorite director." ~ Cal Bartlett, Actor 


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Earlier Event: October 15
The Acting Studio
Later Event: October 22
The Acting Studio