The Stratford Festival is welcoming five new directors to the Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction.

On top of that three other directors are returning to the program for a second season.

New to the workshop are Christine Brubaker, Jessica Carmichael, Brett Christopher, Krista Jackson and Rona Waddington. 

Returning for a second season are Kevin Bennett, Mitchell Cushman and Birgit Schreyer Duarte. 

The workshop is intended to help directors in the early and middle stages of their career who have some experience working with the classics, but not at a theatre with the scope and complexity of the Festival.