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Saturday, February 9 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Motivated Staging: Using Dramatism to Enable Actor-Directed Blocking

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Dramatism is the invitation to “consider the matter of motives in a perspective that, being developed from the analysis of drama, treats language and thought primarily as modes of action.” Using Kenneth Burke's conception of dramatism, this workshop will take scenes from musicals and demonstrate how pentads (Act, Scene, Agent, Agency, Purpose) work in the staging process, a method that any student or director can utilize to motivate action on the stage.


Kimberley Beasley

Kimberly Beasley is the Director of Vocal Studies and an Associate Professor of Voice at Jacksonville University. She has directed productions of Into the Woods, Aida, the Musical, Gianni Schicchi, A...My Name is Alice, A Grand Night for Singing, Opera goes Pop!, Children of Eden... Read More →