Sample Exercises: Directing and Design
Directing and design skills are accessible to everyone – check out a few sample exercises and Eli’s original play!
Thanks to Eli Lewis, Mary Ann Daewadeit, and John Newman for creating these videos.
Parts of a stage
Directors need to tell their actors where to go onstage. Upstage, downstage, stage left, stage right, centerstage.
Brainstorm a story
Eli’s original play idea in three parts. Directors will see their own ideas come to life in this class.
Costume design is a fun way to define a character. Plus it’s important for actors to understand how much hard work and thought goes into their costumes.
Sound design can set the tone for a character. Eli is inspired by the king of silly: Looney Tunes!
Eli directs two actors to play the Little Girl and the Cookie Wolf. He was really excited to direct his mom, Mary Ann.