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Professional Careers in Theater [Part 1: Management, Directing, Planning]

Lesson Overview

 Within this unit, students will see excellent PBS  interviews with theatre professionals employed in these positions:  Senior Vice President of Theatre Operations,  Theatre Director, Playwright, Producer, Director, Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager [depending upon the size and origin of the theatre, positions and the *nomenclature [vocabulary word for notebook] of such positions may vary, but these are a good representation based on the many theatres visited in PBS video segments.]
There are many necessary, challenging, and creative career possibilities in the world of theater. Many people look at theater jobs and think of 2 basic categories: * ACTORS, and *BACKSTAGE TECHNICAL / DESIGNING positions, such as the stage crew, lighting designer, sound designer, make-up artist, costume designer…but the MANAGEMENT POSITIONS are of utmost importance. These managerial positions lay a SOLID FOUNDATION for a theatre to function…by delivering an appealing, high-quality product that pleases patrons, which allows the theatre to profit and flourish!  This requires excellent planning and organization on the part of the employees in theatre management. 
 
 

Duration
Semester
Lesson Type
Project Based Lesson

Essential Question

 How can someone with a PASSION for Drama/Theatre have a steady career in this area?  And especially, WHAT ARE THE JOB POSSIBILITIES for a person who loves Theatre and is not necessarily an ACTOR or "tech", but wants to help MANAGE a theatre, choose the season, hire a director or be the director…in other words, CREATE and/or MANAGE SOME PART OF THE ENTIRE THEATRE EXPERIENCE?
 

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Other Instructional Materials or Notes:

8, 9, 10

Visual & Performing Arts English Language Arts Technology

A new spiral notebook
Pen
Art supplies to personalize the notebook, if desired

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Lesson Created By: katherinebradley