The main, yearly project for my Intro to Theatre Arts class is our Readers' Theatre. It's a performance where the actors keep the scripts in their hands, and they act it out as best as possible with as many props and set pieces as possible. For this project, I make it completely student driven. Inha [...]
One of the major units of my Intro to Theatre Arts class is a readers' theatre which the entire class has to produce. The script doesn't need to be memorized, but the story needs to "pop" on stage as if it is memorized. A staged reading might be a synonym for what we do. We [...]
All photos by Jonathan Steffan.
Today is the day when all the fun and headaches begin. Really, it's a privilege, actually. To be able to be in a position to write a drama or musical and bring it step by step to the stage is an awesome experience. And today is the day! Bumping in a production is stressful to [...]
Being a writer, director, and producer of theatrical performances, but yet not coming from a background of formal training, has given me an uneasy relationship with set production design. I do it by default, since there's really not anyone else at this point to think through and make the design decisions about our production. Luckily, [...]
Here's what someone said about the drama I wrote and produced last weekend: "I had never seen a drama or a play before in my life because I thought they would be boring and a waste of time. However, after watching the drama, I felt like watching dramas are much more worthwhile than watching TV [...]