What does a director do? A lot more than most actors realize! One thing beginning directors don’t typically understand is that good directors don’t show up for auditions just having read the script a few times. Effectively using the months before you enter rehearsals means a stronger production and less stress for you.
In this 90 minute discussion, we cover
- Identifying the playwright’s intention, choosing the proper tone, and melding those two things into your vision for the production. What is your responsibility to the playwright?
- Evaluating/understanding your characters and exploring creative casting opportunities.
- Technical design: how to carry the play’s tone into set, costume, lighting, and sound choices.
- Preparing the rehearsal and production schedules.
- Solving the play’s biggest challenges before you get into rehearsals.
- Understanding your own limitations and outsourcing those needs.
- Your responsibilities to your actors.