The Bake Off
Take one play, break it in three parts, add three directors and three casts, and—voilà!—you've got the 6th annual directing "bake off," an engaging exploration of the “ingredients" different directors can use to create the same play. Each performance is followed by a Q&A with the directors and audience. More information on the chosen play to "bake off" will be announced in early spring 2017.
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"The directors and actors have to fend for themselves in recreating, say, a train and a plane crash. Even a door. In other words, expect almost no tech from the VSC’s tripartite staging, but a ton of creativity. And therein lies even more fun, as much for the directors and actors as for the audience." - Seven Days
"It might be a conceit that entertains audiences with structural sleight-of-hand more than it illuminates them, but the production — and especially the question-and-answer session with the triumvirate of directors following the presentation — does offer a few insights into the mind of a director." - Burlington Free Press
“'The Bake Off' divides a popular play into three parts, each presented by a different director and cast. This year, the play was Christopher Durang’s wacky comedy, “Beyond Therapy,” and the cast changes Tuesday were made mid-scene — seamlessly and hilariously."