DRAMA 246 - COURSE OUTLINE SEPT.1, 2015
Drama 246 is credit / non-credit
(pass/fail) practicum for 48 hours of extra-curricular technical work on production crews. 1.5 Units
Instructor: Adair Redish
Office: Rm 108A. Theological Hall
PRACTICAL PARTICIPATION in Drama 246 involves a commitment to a minimum forty eight (48) hours of technical work related to production
over the course of the academic year. You may need to do 2 projects to get your hours.
There are two types of projects available for
1)The project could be a lighting, sound, video etc. show crew assignment related to a production. This is a compact,
fast paced project that includes participation in the set-up, level set, cueing, technical rehearsals, performances and strike of
the show. Part of this assignment will include running the equipment / console(s) for a minimum of 1 performance.
companies include. Queen’s Drama Majors, Drama Studio Series, Queen’s Musical Theatre. Other companies may be added.
will be a mandatory orientation session at the start of each term as well as ongoing instruction. No experience is required.
is required at a minimum of 2 production meetings, run thru rehearsals and the strike for each show.
2) The other type of project is a production crew assignment related to a specific technical team (i.e. props, carpentry, stage management
(ASM), costumes, scene painting etc.) on a production. This is a longer term project, but requires less hours per week.
crew related tasks will involve participating in the planning, attending production meetings, working in the shops, rehearsing in
the theatre, move in and setup and in some cases, running the performance. No experience is required.
Eligible production companies
include. Queen’s Drama Majors, Drama Studio Series, Queen’s Musical Theatre. Other companies may be added.
required at a minimum of 2 production meetings, 2 run thru rehearsals and the strike for each show.
A FEW NOTES.
· DRAM 246 and DRAM 240 are to be taken in the same academic year.
· You must register yourself in DRAM 246 anytime before the add/drop deadline.
· It is
strongly recommended that you balance your project(s) for this course over the term(s) with other projects and assignments.
· You cannot be a performer in the same show that you are working on. You cannot have a 2nd production position on the show you are
· You must be exclusively available to work on the show. IE: Not in or
working on another show, not going home or away 3 weeks prior to opening, plus the run if you are on the show crew.
· Students must undertake different placement for each of their 246/247 projects.
246 and 247 projects must have minimum of 6 weeks between openings. (Skip December)
· DRAM 246, and DRAM 247, have the potential to be spread out across the two terms. Projects started in the fall term can be completed
in the winter term.
· 246 is generally taken before 247
· Arrange a comp. ticket for your faculty supervisor to see the show
· Both 246 and 247
cannot be started and finished in a single term.
· All 246 and 247 projects must be
completed by April 15 of each year.
· A 2nd and 3rd round of eligible projects
will be posted after Thanksgiving and in January.
· Attendance at a minimum of 2
production meetings and 2 rehearsasl are required.
· Failure to attend the
strike of your show will result in failure of this course.