St. Mary's College - Selecting a Season
Course Description: This practical course will guide students through the process of selecting a season for a theatre company. Students will learn how to analyze a theatre company's mission, audience, and resources to create a cohesive and engaging season of plays.
Throughout the course, students will explore the importance of diversity, representation, and social relevance in choosing plays that reflect the community and current events. They will study the significance of balancing commercial and artistic goals, and how to make informed decisions about the financial and logistical feasibility of productions.
In addition to classroom discussions and readings, students will participate in hands-on exercises, such as researching and presenting proposals for potential plays, creating budgets, and developing marketing strategies. They will also have the opportunity to engage with industry professionals, such as artistic directors and producers, to gain insights into the practical considerations of selecting a season.
By the end of the course, students will have a comprehensive understanding of the process of selecting a season for a theatre company, and will have developed the necessary skills to make thoughtful and informed decisions that will support the artistic and financial success of the company.
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Make a play for the future.