In Stage Directing: A Director's Itinerary, the student of theatrical directing will find a step-by-step guide to directing a production, from choosing a play to opening night. Unlike other directing textbooks, it provides practical advice on organizing tasks throughout the directorial process, including budgeting, writing casting notices, and auditioning. It moreover includes an abundance of helpful examples and tried-and-true exercises, as well as information on how to organize a director’s documents into a production notebook.
The second edition builds on the strengths of the first edition by elaborating on key analytical, organizational, and strategic steps in a successful director’s itinerary, with special attention to the direction of musicals.
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.; February 2019
- ISBN: 9781585109234
- Edition: 2
- Read online, or download in secure PDF format
- Title: Stage Directing
- Author: Michael Wainstein
In The Press
Acclaim for the First Edition: "Finally! A directing guidebook that takes the student through the craft of directing in an easy-to-process fashion." —Beate Pettigrew, Johnson County Community College
About The Author
Michael Wainstein is Director of the University of Central Florida School of Performing Arts.