DRMA 230: Directing I

Credits 5
Quarter Offered
Distribution List
Academic Elective

Students will develop a critical vocabulary and be introduced to a variety of contemporary perspectives about play direction. Students will work practically to develop their own ideas and style by directing three short, two-person scenes with outside actors. Students will compete for spots in the spring Festival of Student-Directed One-Act Plays. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Elective)

  1. Demonstrate a critical vocabulary to talk about direction.
  2. Analyze a text for performative possibility.
  3. Facilitate an interpretation of a text as a collaborative and performative artifact.
  4. Explain contemporary theories of direction.
  5. Explain acting from a directorial perspective.
  6. Communicate objectives to student actors.
  7. Articulate a personal theory of directorial leadership pertaining to issues of movement, motivation, trust, and creative freedom as it relates to actors and other collaborators.
  8. Prepare an application to direct a one-act play in the Festival of Student-Directed, One-Act Plays on the PC main stage, Spring quarter.