Five College Consortium

Theatre Directing Lab

Subject Name: 

Interdisciplinary Arts

Course Number: 
Hampshire College
This course is a hands-on, practical approach to directing guided by the belief that "directors learn to direct by directing." Our central focus is on the collaboration between actor and director. The pace will be rapid and the workload significant: weekly, students will either present a piece that they have directed or perform in a work directed by their peers. Rehearsals will take place outside of class. To ground our work, will begin by focusing on text analysis, and on articulating the structure, rhythm, and energy of theatrical language. We will then turn our attention to staging, including composition, movement, and the relationship between a play and its theatrical (or site-specific) space. Throughout, students will explore, take risks, experience the joy and difficulty of collaboration, and challenge each other to make vital work.

Arts, Design, and Media Writing and Research Independent Work Multiple Cultural Perspectives Required text: "A Director Prepares," by Anne Bogart.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Course Sections

Theatre Directing Lab
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0

William MacAdams

09:30AM-11:50AM T,TH

Emily Dickinson Hall 104