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Theatre Administration [DRAM 448]

DRAM 448/3.0 Theatre Administration

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.



Prerequisite: Level 4 and registration in a COCA, DRAM, MAPP, MUSC, or MUTH Plan.