Directing Seminar 1.2

School of Drama: Directing

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Directing Seminar 1

Fall 2020

Taught By:

Section: A

CRN: 1127

Credits: 3

How do you put yourself in a position to direct something great? What are some tools for clear and dynamic scene work? The foundation for an effective rehearsal process is rigorous preparation. With planning, comes freedom. Wild hunches, intuitive explorations and dead-ends can become necessary and welcome steps towards staging that transforms and excites. Text analysis, directing exercises and assigned readings will inform scene work that places a strong emphasis on ‘present’ behavior, clear story-telling and visceral intention. A director’s approach is by definition a product of her training, experiences and temperament. This semester places an emphasis on exposing students to an arsenal of directing tools with the expectation that they may fuel the director’s development of his or her own approach. As the student goes on to tackle one acts and full-length plays, they will be primed with process tools that will help them exploit the full measure of the design process and other collaborative situations.

Students who wish to enroll in a graduate theater course at The New School for Drama must be accepted into the graduate theater program as a full-time student.

College: School of Drama (DR)

Department: Directing (TDIR)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 4

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:00am 5/29/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/19/2020