Booker T. Washington HSPVA - Theatre Department
Directing Beg/Advanced: This course is for seniors, and is designed to develop directing skills. In the first semester, students will analyze, work with the playwright, cast and direct a 10 minute play festival. These will be part of the 10 minute play festival. Second semester, students will select a one act play, analyze, cast and direct the play to be performed in a directing festival. Students must meet specific criteria and have the permission of the Coordinator to take this class. Students must be successful 1st in Beginning Directing to take Advanced Directing. 2 semesters.
Students will need access to libraries for play research, as well as a computer for typing and printing documents for director’s notebooks, schedules, and research papers.
Extra time for rehearsals before school is required for both 10 minute plays and one act plays.
6 weeks grade 15%
History of the director
Purpose and evolution of the director and directorial styles
Staging—Proscenium, Three quarters thrust, arena
Director’s Responsibilities: analysis, vision, auditions and casting, co-ordinating w/ designers, blocking, working with actors
10 minute plays: cast, rehearse and direct
Work w/ a costume designer on a hypothetical design
One Act Play Research material, cast, rehearse, and direct the play. (This will be part of the Spring Student Directing Festival)
Director’s Notebook. (spring)