Dramaturgy Production Practice Guidelines

 1. You must fill out the production practice form (on backstage under academics) and turn it into Barry beforeyour production practice begins.

 

2. If you are working on S-1, your actor packet must be completed before you leave for summer vacation.

3. You must attend PM # 17, 14, 8, and 5.

4.  You should update your advisor about your research regularly, whether they ask you to or not. If you have an assistant, you should also keep your advisor posted on their performance. What does regularly mean? Keep them in the loop.

5. When working with an assistant, make sure you are using them appropriately and critiquing them on their performance if they are doing a poor job. Keep your advisor informed.

6. Begin conversations with director and/or production team no later than week 20.

7. Be there for every run of a large portion of the show (acts, full runs, etc.) as well as each dress rehearsal and all previews. Take notes and give them to your advisor.

8. For each run/dress that you view, give notes to the director (if in email form, cc your advisor).

9. One of the first things you should do is to create a schedule of your research to help you and your assistant to keep track of your work.

10. Time Management: Final Draft of actor packets should be turned in no later than one week before the first rehearsal/ show-and-tell.

11. please submit actor packets in Microsoft word.

From Theatre Studies Production Practice Form:

The production practice experience should be one in which you become an active participant in the creative process. Just as in the professional world of theatre, each director will approach the work in a unique way and, as a result, each production process will be a unique experience. You may suggest, for example, that you and the director plan for time in which you can share your thoughts about the process. Some directors will embrace this; others will not. Keep in mind also that being a keen observer to the process itself is a legitimate and hopefully productive learning experience. In short, keep your eyes and ears open and tuned in to the work at hand.

 

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