Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Theater I: Journal Entries #3 & #4 (4/14)

Journal #3: FIRST DAY

Think back to the first day of school. . .

What did your teachers go over?

What did you DO in class that day?

Journal #4: NOTES


Choosing the Right People to do the Job

On Casting…

After reading the quotes, why do you think directors believe casting is so important?

“Casting is everything. If you get the right people they make you look good.”

“Casting is 65 percent of directing. “

“Casting is sort of like looking at paintings. You don't know what you'll like, but you recognize it when you see it.

The First Rehearsal

Getting our Act Together

What to Expect:

• The director will distribute scripts.

• The stage manager will go over rehearsal etiquette & expectations.

•Contracts (if any) will be signed/returned.

• Cast and crew introductions will be made.

• Rehearsal schedules will be distributed.

• A contact list will be distributed.

• The cast will do a “read-through,” the initial reading of the script.

Why do you think it’s important to do cast & crew introductions at the first rehearsal?

Why do you think a “contact list” is important to a cast & crew?

Production Meetings

(What do all those techies DO, anyway?)

Production Meeting FACTS…

• Production meetings involve ALL TECHNICAL positions.
• They are held 3-4 times during rehearsal period.

Topics of discussion include:

• Design concepts

• Scheduling

• Overall tech (lights, sound, costumes, etc.)

• Budget

• Publicity

• House management

Name the areas of technical theater that would be included in production meetings.

No comments:

Post a Comment