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DRAMA 246 - COURSE OUTLINE            Aug. 30, 2014

Drama 246 is credit / non-credit (pass/fail) practicum for 24 hours of extra-curricular technical work on production crews. 1.5 Units
Instructor: Adair Redish
Contact: redisha@queensu.ca
Office: Rm 108A. Theological Hall
PRACTICAL PARTICIPATION in Drama 246 involves a commitment to a minimum twenty four (24) hours of technical work related to production over the course of the academic year.
There are two types of projects available for Dram 246.
 
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.
 
Eligible production companies include. Queen’s Drama Majors, Drama Studio Series, Queen’s Musical Theatre. Other companies may be added.
 
There will be a mandatory orientation session at the start of each term as well as ongoing instruction. No experience is required.
 
Attendance is required at a minimum of 1 production meeting, 1 run thru rehearsal and the strike.
 

 
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.
 
The 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.
 
Attendance is required at a minimum of 1 production meeting, 1 run thru rehearsal and the strike.

A FEW NOTES.  

·      DRAM 246 and DRAM 240 are to be taken in the same year.

·        It is strongly recommended that you balance your project 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 working on.

·         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.

·         Your 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

·        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 round of eligible projects will be posted after Thanksgiving and in January.

·         Attendance at a minimum of 1 production meeting and 1 rehearsal is required.

·         Failure to attend the strike of your show will result in failure of this course.

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