Write a paragraph detailing your director’s concept (300+ words to describe the style or ‘vision’ for your version of the play). A directorial concept is how the director envisions the play. It is a written expression of how you will approach the play and what you want the audience to take away from the show. The concept defines the central themes, ideas, mood, tone, and visual appeal of the play. It does not change the play, but highlights aspects that already exist in the script. The directorial concept is the unifying idea that the production team will try to create through its designs—it is the specific point of view from which the play will be approached. Basically, it is YOUR analysis of the play (use our Aristotelian analysis format to help!) and your general ideas about what you would want to do as a director to make sure that the audience understood what you wanted them to feel, think, or know about the show.
Once you have written your Director’s Concept, choose ONE of the following: 1) Design a ground plan AND scenery rendering (2 drawings) – showing the kind of stage you would be using (proscenium, arena or thrust) as well as where set pieces and furniture pieces will be laid out. Remember, your ground plan is a bird’s eye view of how everything is laid out on the stage, and your scenery rendering is a drawing of the stage from the front, complete with colors. Include a description of the environment, including why you chose the colors/textures/shapes that you chose. How does your set design help communicate something to the audience about this planet?
OR 2) Design 4 costumes for the play of your choice. You should submit color drawings. Make sure you are designing costumes for different characters (you shouldn’t have four different costumes for the character of Troy, for example) Include a brief description of each costume – why did you choose the colors/fabrics/shapes that you chose? How do your designs help communicate something to the audience about this planet? (attached to this post you’ll find a model for how to draw a human)
Female form.pdf Preview the document Male form.pdf Preview the document Your renderings should use color and should work as part of your director’s concept. NOTE: Don’t be afraid! Just because you don’t consider yourself an artist, doesn’t mean you’re not creative! I will not be grading you on how well you draw, but on the quality of your ideas and how you communicate them. That being said, extra credit “Awesome” points may be added if you do a particularly awesome job!
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