Directing for the Actor/Acting for the Director

All of this year’s workshops are free to attend, but registration is required; space is limited.
Register online by Thursday, May 11. For information, call 919-814-7028. Online registration is now closed; this workshop is full. Check at the workshop registration table in the museum lobby to see if space is available.


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For Filmmakers and Film Fans
Directing for the Actor/Acting for the Director, an interactive workshop with actor, director, writer, teacher, and coach Estes Tarver and actor-filmmaker-musician Meredith Snow

Saturday, May 13, 11 a.m. to noon
Demonstration Gallery (lobby level).


Directing for the Actor/Acting for the Director is one of three workshops at Longleaf Film Festival 2023

This interactive workshop will enable actors and filmmakers to walk a mile in the other’s shoes. Scene work included, so wear your workin’ shoes and bring your questions!

Estes Tarver is co-presenter of the workshop Directing for the Actor/Acting for the Director at Longleaf Film Festival 2023.Estes Tarver has acted in New York City, Los Angeles, and regionally—with several Oscar stars and Emmy winners—on stage and television. His TV roles have included parts in such programs as Outer Banks (Netflix, 2020-present), Black Lightning (The CW, 2018–2021), Swamp Thing (DC Universe, 2019), Under the Dome (CBS, 2013–2015), Mr. Mercedes (Audience Network, 2017–2019; Peacock, 2020), and House of Cards (Netflix, 2013–2018). His feature film career has included playing Chad and directing in the feature film Changeover (2016; best screenplay, best feature, and best director at Idyllwild, as well as best actor and best picture at WorldFest Houston), and playing Bob in the film Burden (2018; winner, Sundance Audience Award) with fellow stars Forest Whitaker and Usher. Closer to home, Estes serves as artistic director of Moonlight Stage Company, an acting studio and performance venue in Raleigh. (He also has a narrative short in Longleaf 2023—try to catch his Fall Dance if you can.)


Edith Snow is co-presenter of the workshop Directing for the Actor/Acting for the Director at Longleaf Film Festival 2023

Edith Snow has toured with the National Theater of the Deaf, Cleveland Signstage Theater (formerly Fairmount Theatre of the Deaf), Theater Delta, and Hidden Voices—where she is now a board member. Edith has studied with some amazing artists, including Anne Bogart and the SITI Company; Robert Moyer and Tanya Belov at UNC School of the Arts; Terry Knickerbocker and Catherine Dyer at Drama Inc.; and Estes Tarver and Ray Dooley at Moonlight Stage Company. Her favorite roles on the North Carolina stage have included Nora in A Doll’s House at Burning Coal Theatre Company in Raleigh and Mel in God’s Ear at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham. Her television credits include Homeland (Showtime, 2011–2020), Turn: Washington’s Spies (AMC, 2014–2017), and an undisclosed role that she must keep secret until 2024! Edith’s short films Keepsake (2015) and Cheat-Proof (2019) have been screened around the globe in cool places like Palmer, Alaska; Oaxaca City, Mexico; and here in Raleigh at Longleaf!


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