Theatre Production Classes
California College of the Arts provides a unique environment where students of Dramatic and Musical Theatre can hone their skills with a professional faculty not found in any other program nationwide. The Eight-Week Theatre Producing and directing class provides a rigorous and fun training experience. The following courses allow students to get an introduction to the integral skills required for success in this field and learn how to prepare themselves for the varied demands of dramatic and musical theatre career. The program culminates in a presentation for faculty, friends, and classmates.
THEATRE PRODUCER'S CRAFT
This core introductory course outlines the essential roles, tasks and obstacles faced by live theatre producers. Topics include finding a venue, show selection and licensing, Contracts, and the relationship between producer and the actors and stagehands unions,. Making offers to actors and talent agencies. In addition, students are introduced to the language of Producing theatre. Through lecture, discussion of industry developments, handouts and individual research assignments, Theatre Producer's Craft lays the groundwork for a profession as a live theatre Producer. Course work will cover, the role of the producer; in the development of a play or musical from start to standing ovation and beyond.
The course will provide detail work on how to direct full stage musicals and plays. The program outlines everything from casting, contract negotiation, to rehearsals and all the elements needed to direct a theatrical piece.
This course will use specific in-depth examples of already produced Plays and Musicals to introduce students to the specific issues, problems and solutions of pre-show production budgeting, Scenic design, Rehearsals, costuming, marketing,