Middlebury

THEA 0238

Directing and Creating

Directing and Creating: Textual Work and Devised Work
In recent years the disciplines of directing ‘text-based’ theatre and of creating (or devising) a theatre piece without an initial reliance on a text have built shared approaches to material. Devised work may be composed through vocal or physical improvisation, created through interviews, or collaged from various sources, a text may emerge during the process. Text-based theatre is more traditional in its impetus, but the process of fleshing out a text can be very similar to creating without a text. In this course we will approach both forms of theatre, creating and directing pieces in many forms, and viewing works. Readings include The Viewpoints Book, The Active Text, and The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre. The course is suggested for actors and designers as well as directors and may be used to fulfill a requirement for senior work in directing or devising. This course is not open to students who have taken THEA 0237 or THEA 0324. (THEA 0102 or THEA 0214 or THEA 0218) 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Theatre
Department:
Theatre and Dance
Division:
Arts
Requirements Fulfilled:
ART
Equivalent Courses:
THEA 0237
THEA 0324

Sections

Fall 2020

THEA0238A-F20 Lecture (Biancosino)

Fall 2016

THEA0238A-F16 Lecture (Faraone)

Fall 2015

THEA0238A-F15 Lecture (Faraone)