to a strict ordering of
actions will assure a minimum of grief in the accomplishment of your
Project requirement. Be
sure to allow
yourself adequate time to fulfill your creative possibilities Consider
following as a guide for the development of your project.
Autumn Quarter Identify and Submit your Prospectus to
Quarter Develop Project
or emphasis: acting, directing, writing, design.
chose the script, write the script, design the costumes, etc.
member to serve as advisor.
one of the allotted production dates
with Professor Yanik
space and rehearsal availability
with Professor Yanik.
your material and develop an
expressible production concept.
and submit the Senior Project Prospectus form and
the Senior Project Projected Budget form located in the E. Forms
this handbook to the Theatre Chair for approval by the
Theatre Faculty. This form must be submitted by the first Monday in November.
approved, you may enroll for credit under
your advisor’s name if you so desire.
You are allowed up to three credits of TRE
4961 Special Projects, which you can spread over one to three
NOTE: If you
the option for credit, you’ll need to fill out an Independent
form with your advisor.
scripts and pay royalty
Your pre-production should include:
1) create a multiple page document of
your research discoveries and
a full explication of your production concept, including study of
concepts surrounding topic, audience goals, and personal rationale.
2) consult with your advisor on
what preparation seems most
your project is in
acting or directing, develop a prompt book which illustrates script
character analyses, blocking, rhythm, and intended line
you choose to pursue a design
project, collaborate with others impacted by your work. If you’ve chosen
to write a script, develop
your scenario or outline.
3) After completing your pre-production
preparation, schedule rehearsals,
following standard rehearsal patterns.
may want to work over
renderings or light plot. Allow adequate time for the development of
4) Keep a log
or journal of reflections on your
should be a loose running
commentary on your thoughts during the process, lessons
fulfilled, successes celebrated, and adjustments made to
process. It should be personal in nature and reflect the
workings of an artist’s
5) Make sure to inform faculty and
invited guests of your date well in advance.
Create a poster or
other announcement for the presentation or performance.
6) Develop a written program to
distribute to your audience and to
place in the permanent file of the department.
The program should contain
information: Title, playwright, cast, crews etc.,
background notes for your audience,
and thanks, (Including the faculty)
□ the following
presentation is made in
partial fulfillment of the B. A. degree in Theatre.”
7) Make your presentation.
Revel in it!
It’s good work, because it’s you and
it’s well prepared.
8) Send thank-you cards to all those who have
participated in your work.
9) Within a day or two following your
presentation, present the
following to your project advisor:
a. Your Prompt
includes the following and contained in a standard 3-ring binder:
Script, in the
Photo copy with margin notes,
mini ground plans
and blocking/technical notes
Tab divisions separating script
Additional papers: program,
For designers include design
plots, schedules, technical notes and cue sheets (lighting and Sound)
b. Your production
journal indicating your thoughts, successes and adjustments
C.3.d Post Senior Project Review
senior project presentation, you will be contacted to attend a post
Project Review session with the Theatre faculty.
Generally, these are held within a week of
completion of the presentation. The
session is informal in nature and will serve as a forum for self
the process of your Senior Project and will provide for faculty
Section: C4: Student Directed One Act Plays