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