This course examines a range of administrative and collaborative skills necessary for producing theatre works. Among the areas that will be defined and discussed are marketing, budgeting, fundraising, staffing, and production management. A variety of theatre-producing organisations (commercial, non-profit, university, and community) will be dissected to examine the assumptions which drive production decisions. The nature and importance of a “mission statement” for producing bodies will be stressed, and organisational structures will be analysed. There will be a particular focus on the relationship between financial and physical resources and artistic vision. The nature of theatrical production as a larger social force and the outreach potential of theatre pieces will also be explored.
6 MINUTE REPORT (in class report and one page precis)20%
BUDGETING PROJECT (budget spreadsheet and season proposal – partner project)25%
MAJOR PROJECT (10 point assessment and white paper, cover page, powerpoint)40%
PARTICIPATION (includes attendance & Thursday projects)15%
Please make careful note of academic integrity guidelines at http://www.queensu.ca/artsci/integrity/student/index.html
DRAMA 348 DUE Sept. 30 & Oct. 3