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February 8 - February 6 2009 THE DIRECTOR DESIGNERS...

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February 6, 2009 THE DIRECTOR & DESIGNERS Director as artist: •The director collaborates with playwright, actors, designers, and technicians to create on stage a carefully selected vision of life — a special mirror •The director is the controlling artist responsible for unifying the production elements, which often includes the use of text, music, sound, and visuals Early Responsibilities The Director has 6 major responsibilities : •Agreeing to direct an offered script or selecting or creating a script •Deciding on the text’s interpretation and the “look” and configuration of the stage space. The “spine” of the play. Harold Clurman: “The action that motivates the play.” •Casting actors in various parts •Working with other theatre artists to plan and execute the production •Rehearsing the actors •Coordinating all elements into the final stage performance Casting: •Matching an actor to a role •Auditioning process (professional--union) –Casting directors –Agents
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