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DRMA 270 Directing • 3 Cr.


Theory and practice of stage direction including selection of play, casting and staging. Production of a scene for public performance is required. Recommended: ENGL 101 placement.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • • Using the language of theatre, thematic content and cultural context choose a play to direct
  • • Articulate a clear and effective relationship between genre, style and theatrical conventions
  • • Examine the milieu and characters of the play using visual and text based research
  • • Evaluate a variety of design elements and identify ways to make decisions for the chosen play
  • • Engage actors in exercises that will connect them to each other and to their characters
  • • Apply principles of scheduling to create a production schedule.
  • • Describe the differences in staging actors in a variety of theatre spaces
  • • Determine how to find the theme of the play, the guiding image, the spine and the rhythm of the play
  • • Present a directed scene from the chosen play with actors



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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000