Director-less

So our high school is in dire need of a new director for the theatre program. I can’t believe how hard it is to find a good person who wants to do this job. I mean who doesn’t love to be in charge of something awesome like a theatre production? photo

It makes me think about the qualities of a good director. Unfortunately, a love of drama isn’t enough, even when you throw in a good amount of creativity. Good directors are also good managers, of people, time and activities. Pulling together cast, crew, rehearsals, sets, props, costumes, sound, lights, etc. is a massive job. Sometimes I think it must be more work to manage other people doing all those jobs than doing the jobs yourself.

But in most cases, I think directors find all the time and effort well spent, when the curtain goes up, the show goes on, and the audience – hopefully – goes wild. So here’s to all the directors out there, from the student to the professional, and here’s hoping we find a good director soon.

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About S.M. Stevens

Author of "Bit Players" series of novels for teen and young adult theatre-lovers, and the Bit Players blog.
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