Introduction to Directing|
Intro to Directing provides an entryway into the mechanics and ethos of directing. Basic aspects of staging, script analysis, and planning the rehearsal process will be covered, as well as leading a room, working with actors, and developing the director's voice and vision. This class is also a chance to deeply consider together the role of theater in the context of our current social, political, and environmental realities. Why take this class, NOW? Why choose to direct theater, NOW? How does theater as an industry need to change, and how can theater-makers offer more care to themselves, each other, our audiences? As a director, what role do we have to play in righting wrongs, providing alternate realities, creating new futures? This course is part of the Sustainability and Environmental Justice course cluster, and we will look at these questions in part through a sustainability lens, using Adrienne Maree Brown's Emergent Strategy as our guide.
D1 is taught in conjunction with The Actor's Experience. Majors and non-majors welcome. The class is not open to first years.
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (THEA)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Anne Bogart, AND THEN, YOU ACT and/or A DIRECTOR PERPARES
Damon Kiely, HOW TO READ A PLAY
Adrienne Maree Brown, EMERGENT STRATEGY
|Examinations and Assignments: |
You will be graded on exercises and scenes rehearsed outside of the class and presented in class. Written assignments including scene analysis paperwork and a final Directing Portfolio will support your final presented scene work.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This class is a requirement for students who wish to direct for credit or with Theater Department sponsorship. Preference will be given to theater majors.
If you are interested in the class, YOU MUST SUBMIT A POI. There are only 8 seats available. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org addressing the following questions:
1. Why do you want to take this class?
2. Describe your involvement in theater, if any-- including previous acting/directing/design classes.
3. What do you want out to gain from taking this class?
4. In the future, are you planning to take Directing II?
For best consideration, SUBMIT YOUR POI BY 5PM MONDAY 4/11. In some cases, you may be contacted for additional information and/or to schedule an interview. Effort will be made to notify you about enrollment in time for adjustment period.
|Instructor(s): Pearl,Katie Times: .M.W... 02:50PM-04:30PM; Location: TST001; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 8
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
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