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Directing, Stage Management & Playwriting Focus


The Directing/Playwriting/Stage Management Focus offers students the opportunity to work collaboratively to create original theater.  Our Theater Program at MeAA is quite 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!


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.

Directing, Stage Management, and Playwriting Focus Courses

Level 1:

  • Introduction to Acting

  • From Book to Stage

Level 2:

  • Honors Playwriting

  • Directing I

  • Theater Leadership I

  • One-Acts

Level 3:

  • Honors Playwriting II

  • One-Acts

  • Directing II

  • Theater Leadership II

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

Level 4:

  • Honors Playwriting III

  • One-Acts

  • Directing III

  • Theater Leadership III

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

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