Tag: directing

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Theatre Education

Directing the chorus

It takes more than lead actors to create a successful musical By Joe Deer Performing in a large-scale musical can be one of the most enduring and powerful learning experiences

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Theatre Education

Tips for new directors

A veteran’s guide to successful storytelling By Michael Daehn If you’re a relatively new theatre teacher and haven’t had much directorial experience, it might not be clear to you exactly

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Theatre Education

Directing the design

By Joe Deer Scenery can tell the audience a great deal about the world they’re entering, and support the director’s ideas about mood, conflict, and themes. It offers visual interest

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A teacher speaking to a group of three students who are gathered around her.
Theatre Education

Directing the novice actor

Teachers and students alike are sometimes beginners By Laura Lewis-Barr Acting requires tremendous openness and vulnerability. Those of us who direct young, beginning actors face a particularly daunting challenge. Most

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