Interested in Directing? This is the prereq for upper year directing courses, DRAM 323 and 422.
This course is an introduction to major theorists and practitioners of directing in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The goal of this course is to examine the evolution of the theatre director’s role. We might ask, what prompted the creation of the role of the director? What theatrical problems did it aim to solve? What is the evolving role of the director today? Since the director’s vision of theatre cannot be realized except as part of a collaborative venture, the course will also include attention to design and acting theory, when relevant. Students will engage with materials through lecture, in-class discussion, in-class exercises, and written assignments.
INSTRUCTOR Kelsey Jacobson