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Unformatted text preview: 11-7-07Spotlight on Theatrical Labor IIDesigners, Choreographers, Dramaturge and actorsREVIEW SESSION: Thursday 7-8 pm, Winship 2.112ANYTHING THAT IS COVERED IN SECOND UNIT IS ON THE TESTNO TEST QUESTIONS ARE DIRECTED FROM THE GAY, LESBIAN DRAMA READINGMAJOR IDEAS OF THE COMPANIES WILL BE MENTIONEDKNOW THE PEOPLE ON THE GOLDEN AGE THEATERDesigners: Some Types•Sets (anything that is physically onstage that helps create the “world” excludes props)•Lighting (anything that has to do with lighting of the people on the stage. Involved very early on in the process. Responsible for creating the “world” of the play, including the mood. Have to think about how the lights reflect on the costumes or on the set, involves lots of expensive instruments)•Sound (music, foley artist – person who produces the sound effects that need to be produced, often not doing the sound you think you’re hearding etc.)•Technical (responsible for coordinating the sets, lights, and sounds. Problem Solving person)•Costumes (responsible for anything the actor is wearing onstage. Think about color pallet of the show. Gets visual feel of the moment and the life)oIf it is jewelry that is just workin the production, then it’s costume•All working in conjunction with the director, crafting conceptChoreographer•Person who create dance compositions•Plans and arranges movements and patterns•Three major categotiiesoDance/performances *in this case: doubging as direco•Musical Theater/opera (combingin script, mucic, adnace)oIn this case: usually not the director , but can he)•Movemement director for other kinds of performances,= but not necessary \ lyinvolving formal dance (sometimes director, sometimes not)Dramaurg•Someone who specializes in the structure of play•From the Greek: dramatourgia, “a”•Three Major Branches:•Production DramaturgoResearch “The world for the play”oAttending rehearsalsDirector’s rounding boardOffer text-based suggestions/observationsoProviding context for the audienceProgram notes1Lobby displayPost or pre-show discussionsCollaborate with education departments•Developmental DramaturgoAll about relationshipsOne on one work with writersReadings (getting together and having actors read play)Workshops (lets playwrights see if the play is coming together right)Involving the audience•Facilitating productive feedbacko“Play Nanny,” “Midwife”•Institutional Dramaturg (AKA: Literary Manager)oOn salary at an institutionoSeason SelectionWhy this play at this time for this audience?Lots of readingoSelecting translations/editionsoCutting scripts (who wants a four-hour Hamlet??)oArchiving productions (helping the other departments gather info)oTranslatingoAdaptationoOften does developmental and production dramaturgy as well11-12-07Rehearsal for RevolutionAugusto Boal’s Theatre of the OppressedAugusto Boal (1931 – present)•Theatre director and theorist•Born and raised in Brazil...
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course TD 301 taught by Professor Dvoskin during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas.
- Fall '07