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Collaborative Stage Directing

A Guide to Creating and Managing a Positive Theatre Environment, 1st Edition

By Jean Burgess

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170 pages

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Description

Collaborative Stage Directing: A Guide to Creating and Managing a Positive Theatre Environment focuses on the director’s collaboration with actors and the creative team, and the importance of communication and leadership skills to create and manage a healthy working environment. Speaking directly to the student, this compact resource walks the aspiring director through basic principles of group dynamics, active listening, open-ended questioning, brainstorming, and motivational leadership, supported by examples and case studies offered by current professional and academic directors. With a focus on preparing the student director for resume-building opportunities beyond the studio lab, Collaborative Stage Directing challenges the reader with reflective activities, a series of guiding questions to apply to three short plays, and an extensive checklist to assist them with independent directing projects. As an easy-to-use resource, Collaborative Stage Directing works as a supplement to a classic directing text or as a stand-alone guide.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Collaborative Theatre Environment 1. The Director’s Challenge2. Creating a Positive Environment for Theatre Collaboration3. Managing the Collaborative Theatre Environment4. Synthesizing the Principles: A Case Study Part 2: An Application of the Guiding Questions: Three Short Plays 5. Goggles6. Application of Guiding Questions to Preparation Phase: Goggles7. Deleted8. Application of Guiding Questions to Pre-Production Phase: Deleted9. Social Media Intermezzo 1.010. Application of Guiding Questions to Rehearsal Phase: Social Media Intermezzo 1.0 Part 3: The Independent Project 11. The Guiding Questions Checklist12. Concluding Thoughts

About the Author

Jean Burgess, Ph.D. is a theatre educator, director, and playwright who taught at the college-level for over 20 years and has been directing for over 40 years. She received an M.A. in Theatre from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in Educational Theatre from NYU.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PER011000
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General
PER011010
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Direction & Production