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Directing, Stage Management & Playwriting Focus


The Directing/Playwriting/Stage Management Focus allows students to work collaboratively to create original theater.  Our Theater Program at MeAA is unique. To date, every play produced by the MeAA Student Theater has been student-written, student-directed, and student-designed! Skills learned in Directing, Playwriting, and Theater Leadership classes are immediately put to work!


Directing, Stage Management, and Playwriting Focus Courses

Level 1 & 2:

  • Introduction to Acting

  • Book to Stage & Playwriting

Level 3 & 4:

  • Directing & Theater Leadership

  • Book to Stage & Playwriting

  • Theater Production

  • UMA 101/106- Introduction to Drama (when offered)

What You Will Learn . . .

  • How to communicate and collaborate with others

  • A basic understanding of Theater History and the evolution of the stage

  • An expanded view of careers in Theater

  • The ability to connect work to historical, cultural, and societal influences

  • How to analyze a script for dramatic structure, turning points, and character arcs.

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