Course Details

P142-11738.1M22 - Directing Plays and Musicals in the School and Classroom

Course Details
Course Description: Directing Plays and Musicals in the school and Classroom is an ONLINE interactive and intensive teaching and learning experience that will provide teachers with the tools and experience to be able to direct and choreograph plays and musicals with their students for production within their school or classroom. This year the course will be held ONLINE. The course goals include developing the teacher’s abilities to stage and direct school plays and musicals, develop and articulate a clear and specific directorial concept, style and approach to a performance event demonstrate strategies and methods for teaching their own students how to direct and assistant direct student productions and scenes and to use the knowledge and skills involved in directing to enhance their overall knowledge and understanding of theater making. Teachers will create production plans and directorial concepts, rehearsal schedules and strategies for staging and integrating the production process into their classroom curriculum. Teacher’s will choose and analyze a theatrical text that is appropriate for their grade level, create a specific concept, style and approach to the text and direct a scene or musical number for presentation and assessment at the end of the course. Teachers will engage in various rehearsal activities including ensemble-building warm-ups, blocking demonstrations and text analysis designed to expand and enhance their own teaching practice. A panel of professional theatre directors will present a symposium on directing. Included in the course are two outings to Broadway or Off Broadway plays as inspiration and examples of quality directing. The course will conclude with staged scenes and musical numbers by the teachers.
Status: Closed for Registration Registration Deadline: 07/17/2022 Start Date: 07/18/2022 End Date: 07/22/2022
Location: Online CTLE Hours: 45 No. of Credits: 3 Categories: Arts, English Language Arts
Restricted: No CTLE Area: Content Grades: Pre-K,K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
Danielson Components 3b : Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques
3c : Engaging Students in Learning
Education Partner Information
Education Partner: Theatre Development Fund Contact:
Instructor # 1: Stephen DiMenna Instructor # 2:
ASPDP Fee: $125.00 Education Partner Fee: $300.00 Materials Fee: $0.00 Total Fees: $425.00
ASPDP Payment Instruction: After paying the ASPDP registration fee, payment of the Education Partner fee on the first day of the course by credit card or check made out to TDF, If you have any questions about the payment, please email me at or 917-821-4089