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Introduction to Directing
THEA 281
Fall 2022
Section: 01  

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.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA THEA
Course Format: StudioGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: THEA245
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (THEA)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on DEC-08-2023
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