Directing II (DRA4376.02)

Kirk Jackson

We will address the process of discerning a text’s dramatic potential and realizing that potential in performance by developing and implementing a directorial approach through analysis and rehearsal techniques. While technically a second 7 week intensive, there will be at least three class meetings (time TBD) in September, followed by individual consultations. These tutorial conversations will culminate in a director’s approach essay. The second 7 weeks will consist of rehearsals of individual projects, and group discussions of same. In addition to the director’s approach essay, the work will culminate in a performance of student-directed scenes either recorded, or performed “live” via Zoom, or another form of the director’s choosing, and a rehearsal log.

Tools: Students will need a device that allows synchronous participation during designated class time via Zoom, a solid internet connection to observe others’ rehearsals, the ability to make hard copies of text (i.e. download & print) will greatly streamline assignments. You will need to be able to view submitted auditions, be willing to organize rehearsals and work with remote participants. I am not a resource for the technical needs. In fact, I look to learn from YOU what possible solutions there are.

Learning Outcomes:

Delivery Method: Hybrid in-person and remote, with faculty in-person
Prerequisites:Directing I (DRA:4332), plus at least two courses from any combination of the following: a) design, b) stage management, or c) play analysis or playwriting. Please email instructor about your interest prior to 5/29/2020.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
M/Th 1:40PM-5:20PM (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Once a year

Categories: All courses , Drama