MCCA THEATRICAL DIRECTION AND STAGE MANAGEMENT
Students learn how to select, organize, and mount formal and informal staged productions by means of exploring the leadership roles of director and stage manager. Students focus on the nature and responsibilities of the director and stage manager in relation to the entire production team,the effect of the director's concept on the overall production,vocabulary and principles of the various elements of play production,techniques used to create an effective theatre work,and basic knowledge and application of staging.Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.This course will require a large amount of time outside of school. Beginning students start the school year by stage managing a One Act alongside a Directing II student and competes in the school’s One Act Festival in October.
All Directing students are expected to participate in the Fall One Act Festival Oct. 9th and 10th. Directing I students will be stage managing for the Directing II students.