charged with running and financing the productions from the gov't...chose didaskolos
writer, actor, and director, AUDIENCE to create.
a collaborative art form
western theater started with....
name of the person who assisted the writer in early Greek theatre by giving instructions to the actors
George, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
first real director in the modern sense of the term.
Select the script
Research the world of the play
Analyze play's meaning and theme
Select key collaborators
Realize concept - stay on track
Rehearse and block
Julie Taymor directed
THE TEMPEST, lion king, spider man, turn of the dark
puppets, masks, sounds..."theater uses all the arts"sound-music, sculpture, painting, architecture, writing, textured art, etc.)
Chair of Theatre Department, Artistic Director of REP, Director of Training of PTTP
Artistic Director Responsibilities
1. Picks play 2. Picks designers/director 3. Picks actors for roles
REP actors need to be able to
teach, mentor and act.
Professional theatre company at UD
resident actors whose job is to appear in series of plays and teaches one undergrad course open to students
Dr. Heinz-Uwe Haus
Founding member of East German Directing Institute and Head of the Directing Department
Greatest Living Authority on Brecht
Theatre is a collective art.
Look for positives in theatre
Collaboration, listening, observation skills can only be practiced. Service to society and audience
Everyone has preconceived idea of what they want to see. Understand emotional memory of audience
Director brings a story and puts it together
First -what types of theatre are there?
Professional, for-profit (like Broadway, Off-Broadway, touring companies, cruise theatre...meant to make money)
Professional not-for-profit (what UD has)...most major cities have one
Like the library, doesn't exist to make money, exists for the public good. The goal is to make enough money to operate
Educational Theatre (High school, college productions)
Community Theatres (put on for fun to entertain community, neighbors)
Amateur in the church or your house
For the REP: Operating expenses- non profit
Delaware Division of the Arts
A little from the box office
Budget for shows can range from
$0 to $69 million and counting.
Budget for "Music Man"
was around $9000.00
royalties and theatre rental
Assistant Technical Director on the SANDBOX and not the kitty litter
30 cubic yards of sand, 90,000 pounds, 8 inch depth
11 people for 5 hours, 2 dump trucks, few hundred wheelbarrows
Biggest expense in theatre is labor or human beings
Salaries of people involved
Ushers, box office, etc.
Researches the way of the world when written
Research the life of the author
Research the other works of author
Pieces of interest
Director of OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD, by Timberlake Wertenbaker
Our country's good
1788 first fleet to Australia
2 reasons to go a. punishment for crime and b. colonization after losing the Americas
Debate between both and skills vs. punishment
Based on the novel THE PLAYMAKER
started around the Bloody Act with many horrific punishments
London was a dicey town dusk to dawn act that caused quite a stir was the hanging of a 7 and 11 year old,