January 15, 2014 Theatre Spaces: The Audience Views the Stage:
Proscenium Stage: stage and seating are very separate, arch that
frames the stage. Adopted in the 17th century in Europe, hides
devices and backstage (lots of space).
Jobs in the theatre
Playwright- writes the play
Producer- in charge of money
-box office, manager, staff, house manager, ushers, concessions, custodial
-business office, receptionists, marketing, photographers, press releases, ad, website
What do stage managers do?
Essentially serves as the head traffic controller of a production
Stage manager is getting everything organized
-Collect info on the theatre stage, the actors, and background knowledge
What do directors do?
Directors are the master communicators
The director must perceive; he must evaluate; he must make a diagnosis; and he must
Plays are sometimes assigned to the director
Plays are sometimes chosen b
Theatre has many roles, but theatres role in society is more complex than one would
think. The viewers who attend plays just for the pure entertainment are inhibiting
themselves from delving into the full experience that theatrical involvement provides
IT ALWAYS WORK OUT IN THE END
Kendal van Egmond
The picture gave me inspiration for the love triangle aspect of the story
because of the way that girl on the right (Molly) is looking at the girl
on left (Daisy). Charles is of course the guy in the midd
Feedback (emotionally, verbal)
1. Be there
2. Be respectful
-Dont disturb others around us
-imitation of an action
Things that effect audience experience
1. Has playing space in the center of a square or circle with seats for audience all around it
2. Entrances/exits from aisles are located under the audience seats
1. Three-quarter seating
2. Audience sits on all thr
First production meeting
Second production meeting
Ideas on paper
Thumbnail sketches: small quarter page in black and white of some options that the
scenic, costumes, sound, could look like
Decisions are made
What is art?
1. Created by artist
2. Intended to be art
3. Consider to be art
4. Stands the test of time
What is theatre?
4. Subject is humanity
Functions in society?
2. Activate change
Stasis- Three best friends who have best friends since they were kids. As they grew up they went to the
same diner to eat every day at the same time in the same booth.