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)
- Demonstrate a critical vocabulary to talk about direction.
- Analyze a text for performative possibility.
- Facilitate an interpretation of a text as a collaborative and performative artifact.
- Explain contemporary theories of direction.
- Explain acting from a directorial perspective.
- Communicate objectives to student actors.
- 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.
- 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.