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.