ARTL 820/DRAM 448
Professor: Tim Fort
This course examines a range of administrative and collaborative skills necessary for producing theatre works. Among the areas that will be defined and discussed are marketing, budgeting, fundraising, staffing, and production management.
A variety of theatre-producing organizations (commercial, non-profit, university, and community) will be dissected to examine the assumptions which drive production decisions.
The nature and importance of a “mission statement” for producing bodies will be stressed, and organizational structures will be analyzed. There will be a particular focus on the relationship between financial and physical resources and artistic vision.
The nature of theatrical production as a larger social force and the outreach potential of theatre pieces will also be explored. Graduate students must complete an additional assignment (beyond the undergraduate course requirements) demonstrating higher level analytical and interpretive skills, applying concepts learned in other Arts Leadership graduate courses.