Directing

For directors both experienced and beginning, this class, led by director Pat Golden, takes you through the director’s process.

Initial classes focus on casting; spacial relationships, composition, blocking and creating the atmosphere; script interpretation; the collaborative process between director and designer and working with the actor. In class you will experience working with these concepts in a practical manner using a scene selected from a new or existing play. You’ll have the opportunity to cast actors from HB’s community and student pool, and to audit acting classes at HB for the purpose of casting your scene.

These topics are explored and reinforced during the prep and rehearsal of scenes during class. Classes will include director’s prep, casting sessions, in class rehearsals, and runs of scenes.


REQUIRED READING:
• DIRECTORS ON DIRECTING: A SOURCE BOOK OF THE MODERN THEATRE revised edition by Toby Cole and Helen Krich Chinoy (Specifically 3 chapters: “Behind the Forth Wall” by Antoine, “Creative Work with the Actor” by Stanislavsky, and “Three Faces of the Director” by Nemirovich-Danchenko.
A CHALLENGE FOR THE ACTOR (Chapters 10 and 11) by Uta Hagen
Available for purchase online via our registration system or in-person at the registration office
• For the first day of class you are required to bring your theatrical or professional resume.