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DRA 945 - Practicum I

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 4
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: General
Practical experience in acting, directing and stage design. Students will be involved in all stages of production from auditions to final performance. May be repeated for up to eight semester hours of credit.
Competencies
  1. Memorize lines and cues
  2. Develop character
    1. Analyze script/scenes
    2. Incorporate gestures and other nonverbal appropriate to character
    3. Use vocal appropriate to character
    4. Record stage directions
  3. Attend all rehearsals as scheduled
  4. Follow stage directions/stage terminology
  5. Seek and respond to feedback from the director
  6. Help seek props and costumes for his/her character
  7. Perform on nights of shows
  8. Build set
    1. Operate tools appropriate to task
    2. Develop a vocabulary of stage construction terms (flat, stage brace, header, etc
    3. Assemble a flat
    4. Paint flats
    5. Join flats
  9. Attend set work as scheduled
  10. Strike set
  11. Make or find costumes in accordance to costume plot
  12. Care for costumes
    1. Repair costumes
    2. Launder/iron costumes
  13. Apply character makeup
  14. Clean makeup brushes, sponges, counters, etc
  15. Identify types of lighting interests and their functions
  16. Set lights
  17. Mark light cues in script
  18. Run light board during technical week and for performances
  19. Assemble program
    1. Collect biographies from actors
    2. Edit biographies
    3. Gather relevant data – list of characters, setting of play, list of crews, etc
  20. Create posters
  21. Distribute posters
  22. Assemble picture board
  23. Take publicity photos
  24. Print tickets
  25. Make prompt book
    1. Record stage directions for all actors
    2. Make property list/cues
    3. Not lights/sound cues
  26. Prompt actors on line cues
  27. Stand in for actors absent during rehearsals
  28. Help set stage for rehearsals
  29. Help run show once it opens
  30. List all necessary props and who uses them when – make poster of this for back stage
  31. Find/make all props
  32. Set props before all shows/reset after show
  33. Report breakage, necessary repairs and replacement of props
  34. Return props to owners after final show
  35. Open house
  36. Supervise ushers/ticket takers
  37. Assist in ticket sales/seating, etc
  38. Greet people



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