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 is a filmmaker, playwright, actor, dancer and educator whose books include STAGES: Creative Ideas for Teaching Drama, and CUES: Theatre Training & Projects from Classroom to Stage. Pura created ten short films and several plays, taught drama at the University of Winnipeg and coordinated programs for the Arts and Cultural Industries Association of Manitoba. She conducts drama workshops internationally, and has been to South Africa, the Philippines, and Brazil. Talia lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.