Sarofim School of Fine Arts


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  • Lysistrata
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  • The Man With the Flower in His Mouth
  • This is Not a Pipe Dream
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Theatre Department

Guide for Students & Guest Artists

  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Calendar
  • This guide is not meant to restrict or confine the artistic process. It is not a formula or recipe. This document contains general guidelines intended to lay a foundation. It is a starting point for the creation and modification necessary to adapt to each unique theatre production. By its very nature, theatre is in constant metamorphosis. There is no perfect process for creating art--each piece must be evaluated individually to achieve the best results. The guidelines presented are intended to streamline and empower creativity, not inhibit it. When approaching a new piece, it is important to remember that there are certain principles that stand above arbitrary rules and regulations—respect for one another, love of discovery, and the willingness to lose oneself in the creation of beauty.


    Special Thanks

    Readers

    Denise V. Martel, John Ore, Daniel Farrar

    Interviews

    Kerry Bechtel, Renn Little, Robyn Zumwalt, Tyler King

    Photography

    Claire McAdams, Stephen Hooker, Erika Rodriguez, Hannah Rose

    Also

    Dr. Jim Hunt, Christopher Weihert, Jennifer Gregory, Leslie Turner, Alexis Gette

    Sources

    Actors Equity Association. “About Equity Handbook”.

    Furman University Department of Theatre Arts. “Department Manual”.

    International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. “Standard Design Agreement.

    Southwestern University Website.

    Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts. “Manual for Designers and Crew Heads

    “Welcome to Southwestern University & The Sarofim School of Fine Arts Department of Theatre. Handbook for Guest Directors.”