Mar 29, 2023
DRA 250 - Directing Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: General
Foundational training in preparing a clear and dynamic production of a play for the stage. This course will cover skills from generating cohesive and inspiring ideas to collaborating with a production team and actors. Attendance at a theatrical performance required.
Prerequisite: DRA 125
- Analyze the director’s foremost role as the audience’s advocate.
- Distinguish the purpose of producing theatre.
- Prioritize the necessity of the audience’s participation in theatrical productions.
- Establish an ability to remove judgement that impedes effective storytelling of assigned plays.
- Distinguish common use terminology in the professional field of directing.
- Break down foundational industry-standard terminology used by directors.
- Illustrate the effective use of directorial terminology in various professional settings.
- Characterize common practices of the director throughout a professionally oriented project.
- Break down the essential expectations of the director.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how to clearly navigate an entire production process from beginning to end.
- Produce effective examples of working metaphor.
- Characterize what makes a working metaphor effective.
- Generate examples of working metaphors in the context of studied dramatic literature.
- Interpret at least one play with focus on directorial concept.
- Read the play from a directorial point of view with attention to detail.
- Characterize all elements of the play as they could apply to a clear and dynamic play on the stage.
- Incorporate one’s own directorial production vision into the play.
- Create a directorial prompt book.
- Organize the play alongside all directorial research in a comprehensive manner.
- Produce examples of preparatory blocking.
- Synthesize preparatory work in the form of a directed scene from a play.
- Construct clear and dynamic staging.
- Perform a scene from a play that has been thoroughly conceptualized.
- Defend directorial choices in context of the written play.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of one’s own preparation.
- Assess the effectiveness of one’s own performed work.
- Develop an ability to constructively receive feedback.
- Critique the effectiveness of the work of a director of a staged play with constructive criticisms.
- Evaluate the processes by which directors gain employment in the current market.
- Distinguish patterns of employment for directors prior to achieving steady employment as a director.
- Produce a directorial resume.
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