About the Book
Cues: Theatre Projects from Classroom to Stage is the perfect guide for directing a play, creating a work of devised theatre or coaching actors.
Cues offers guidance to teachers and community theatre members who are embarking on the process of directing stage productions. From tips on casting and rehearsal techniques, to how to set up the timeline for what needs to get done before opening night, Cues is the perfect guide to the exciting world of theatrical production.
Cues is also a guide through the process of creating original theatrical pieces. Devised theatre can take many different forms. Several templates are explored and explained, with practical exercises that result in successful stage productions. From exploring Social Justice issues to rewriting a Fairy Tale, Cues embarks on a journey of discovery leading to a group’s own creative, theatrical works of art. Many of the exercises are also useful for leading playwriting workshops.
About the Author
Talia Pura teaches drama and theatre production at the University of Winnipeg. Previously, she spent many years in the public school system as a drama and dance teacher. She also coordinates a Youth Mentorship in the Arts Program for the Arts and Cultural Industries Association of Manitoba (ACI).