August 20th, 2020
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.
**Students should download and peruse the 20-21 MCCA Tech and Directing Orientation Handbook before the start of school. This Handbook can be found below**
All Directing students are expected to participate in the Fall One Act Festival Oct. 15th and 16th. The Fall 2020 One Act festival will happen virtually--performances will be done live to an empty theatre and streamed on a virtual platform. The Thespian festival will also be virtual, so it behooves the company to be prepared for that platform.
If you are a Directing & Stage Management student (of any level) please join the Remind app by texting @directedby to 81010. This will be a quick, easy way to get class reminders and contact Ms Singley about class related matters.