From Page to Stage

We will look at how directors, dramaturgs, designers, actors, and publicity analyze a play and create the world of the play.

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Course Structure:

We’ll choose one to two plays as a class and then analyze it through the eyes of the production team and the actors.

Every week, I’ll provide a short handout with some basic information about the role of a specific production team member and how they contribute to the overall production. (There will not be any lectures.)

Additionally, there will be series of discussion questions based upon the specific production team member’s job. They will be posted so that students can respond in their own time and provide feedback to other student’s ideas.

Course Site: http://www.reddit.com/r/frompagetostage2012/


Week 0: Choose a Play. Week 1: The Dramaturg Week 2: The Director’s Vision Week 3: Playing a Role: An Actor’s Perspective Week 4: Set: Creating the world in which in the characters live Week 5: Light and Sound: Illuminating the World of the Play Week 6: Costume: Crafting the Characters of the Play Week 7: Public Relations: Finding Your Audience

Additional information

If there is anything in particular you want to discuss, let me know!

Teacher qualifications

I hold a B.A. in Theatre Arts, and I’ve been involved in theatre for most of my life. My passion is directing, but I also work on the administration side of theatre as a development officer.

Latest Update
Week 7: Public Relations (2012-04-20 03:02:39)

"Here's the final lesson: http://www.reddit.com/r/frompagetostage2012/comments/sizxx/week7publicrelationsfindingyour_audience/

I hope you all enjoyed the course!"