Honors College Theses

Publication Date



Theatre (B.A.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

Faculty Mentor

Pamela Sears


First time directing offers many lessons to be learned. No two directors will learn the exact same things. For the sake of diversity of perspective, this is a positive thing. Directors are meant to be different from one another. It is necessary and eye opening to see one play presented in several different ways. While every directing process, vision, and final product varies from person to person, we can learn a thing or two from our fellow directors and gain inspiration.

Directing, especially for those just starting out, is an experiment for their methods, organization skills, rehearsal routines, collaborations with actors, lighting designers, scenic designers, stage managers and all others involved. Not only is directing a collaborative effort, but it also requires research and dramaturgy.

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Acting Commons