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Teaching Students to Direct Toolkit

00 - Overview

This the overview to the toolkit, which breaks down the process of learning how to direct into specific tools. Each tool comes with exercises, assignments, handouts, and Reflections.

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01 - Tool of Self

This tool includes three parts: well of knowledge, leadership, and research, as well as activities to explore the tool of self.

02 - Tool of the Script

This tool covers finding a script and directing propsal, the first, second, third, and fourth read.

03 - Tool of the Actor

The Tool of the Actor often puts the student-director in the role of the actor in order to fully understand how to direct them. The Actor's Purpose, the Audition Process, and Communication & Assisting are key tools in this section.

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05 - Tool of Space

The next tool is the Tool of Space. As student-directors work on staging their play in rehearsal, it’s more than moving actors and set pieces on and off. How do you use the space to its greatest theatrical potential?

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07 - Tool of Self-Evaluation

The last tool is evaluation. But it’s not having other people critique what the student-director has done, rather it’s choosing a method of self-evaluation.

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