THTR Appreciation, Week 2 Notes
THTR Appreciation, Week 2 Notes THTR 1003
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Date Created: 09/06/16
Theatre Appreciation Notes August 29, 2016 A PLAY IS BORN Play wright: the person who wrote the play Script: final play in written form ewrites: the in its development Acts: most are written in 2 acts Scenes: scene change usually indicates change of time or place Dialogue: speeches written as conversations between 2 or more characters Monologue: longer speech almost always delivered to another character Soliloquy: longer speech that’s given to audience Stage Directions/Business: background info (setting, time, place, introduction of characters) AFTER PLAY IS COMPLETE The producers raise money to PRODUCE. PRODUCTION TEAM Director: in charge of production Designers: hired by director to create visual/sound elements of the show Musical Director Choreographer Dialect Text Coach: helps with dialect/accents Stage Manager Fight Choreographer PRODUCTION MEETINGS BEGIN ● directors/designers discuss pay Auditions ● Directors have final say ● Casting Director assists director, talent agent assists actor ● auditions→ callbacks→”on hold”>booked! REHEARSALS ● First readthru ● Design presentation ● Costume presentation ● Costume fittings ● text/dialect coaching ● Dance rehearsal ● Music rehearsal ● blocking/staging ● Learn lines ● Run throughs ● Technical rehearsals ● Dress rehearsals ● Previews ● Opening Night! TICKET SALES ● Box office ● “Front of House” (back of theatre) ● Subscriptions, single tickets ● Patron services and add ons THE PLAY OPENS ● No more rehearsals ● Reviewers are invited ● Press, online bloggers, comments, on the theatre’s website MEANWHILE… ● Publicity for production ○ radio , tv, webspots ○ Print ads, posters ○ Interviews, newspaper, local tv ○ Online trailers AND AWAY WE GO! ● Run length of the shows’ calendar of sows ● Run Time length of time in hours/min of show Monday is dark: (no performances) Closing final performance Strike all physical parts of the production are disassembled and stored or packed
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