Directing the First Production

School of Drama: Directing

Non-Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Directing the First Production

Fall 2020

Taught By: Tea Alagic and Stephen Brown-Fried

Section: A

CRN: 7787

Credits: 6

Directing the First Production guides directors and playwrights through the process of developing and producing an original, collaboratively devised theatrical work. This course challenges director/writer teams to challenge the traditional paradigm in which the playwright is the originating authorial voice, and embrace a model in which the director occupies an authorial role as the primary visionary defining what the ultimate theatrical product should be. Through explorations of process, examination of different approaches to collaboration, and discussions of the challenges encountered throughout the process of mounting a new, collaboratively developed work, this course empowers directors and playwrights as generators of creative content, and strengthens students’ capacities as producers of their own work. This course is tied to the third year 'Sandbox Project,' in which director/writer teams mount self-generated 40-minute works at an off-off-Broadway venue.

College: School of Drama (DR)

Department: Directing (TDIR)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 6

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: 4:45am 4/4/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 9:30am - 11:30am

Building: Drama 151 Bank

Room: 208

Date Range: 9/2/2020 - 12/16/2020