• Art & Nachos

    Instructor: Jo Winiarski
    The purpose of this class is to foster collaboration between designers, directors and managers from differing studios within Tisch Undergrad Drama. Collaborative teams will be sent on experiential journeys throughout the city. Visits to these locations, often coupled with text, will serve as the inspiration for group projects. Various mediums (photography, sculpture, etc.) will be explored as well as various performance techniques.

  • Colloquium

    There comes a time in most directing students’ careers when their focus necessarily narrows to all things theatrical, and a great deal of their lives is lived in a little black box. This course is designed to widen their horizons and reopen a dialogue with the world. Not only distinguished artists of the theatre – directors, actors, designers, etc. – but also distinguished “artists” in other fields – film, law, medicine, media, etc. – are invited to the class to share their world views. Private tours of the Metropolitan Museum and the Metropolitan Opera are conducted by respected representatives of those institutions. Response essays are written by the students, not to positively or negatively judge the guest or the guide but to assess the experience for its relevance to the individual student’s aesthetic and to implant in her memory what the experience can mean for her life and her art. The instructor assigns a non-theatrical text to inform the entire semester, and the students themselves “assign” shorter readings that reveal their sensitivities, capture their passions and form the basis of their proposals for Virtual Theatre Pieces that should reveal their mastery of the theatre art and its relevance to the world in which we live. Through all of these means this course is ultimately designed to “change” minds.

  • Directing Actors

    Instructor: Mary Robinson
    Directing Actors is a semester-long course that examines the process that leads to the product, the ways in which actors and directors communicate, and the different phases of rehearsals. Each director works a number of times in class with two seasoned actors on a very brief piece of text of his or her choosing. At the end of each class, the actors and teacher lead a “debriefing” in which students make observations about their own and each others’ rehearsals, and discuss a series of supplementary readings about the actor-director relationship. The goal of the class is to create a safe environment in which directors can not only articulate their personal challenges but also explore ways to address them. There are no rehearsals outside of class, but there are weekly written assignments in the form of responses to the readings and to the rehearsals.

  • Directing Seminar

    The Directing Seminar provides first- and second-time directors with a weekly context in which their work can be supported and critiqued. Students discuss their plays, their processes, and their collaborations, help each other solve problems and troubleshoot issues. Once the productions begin in late October, directors gain valuable experience critiquing and receiving feedback from their peers.

  • Director/Playwright Collaboration

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  • Practical Producing

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  • Pre Pro Dramaturgy

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  • Production Assistant

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  • Project Collaboration

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