8 parts, 9 pages. Short script for use in a directing class.

This piece was contributed by guest author, Mariah Beachboard for use in a directing class. The challenge of a class on directing is that the showcase must highlight the concepts learned within a small amount of time. One option is to have each student direct a short piece. Or use a script like this one. It highlights “bad” directors with terrible qualities, and “good” directors who motivate and lead. It also reveals how actors are responsible for their behavior toward the director as well.

In this short play, a group of actors audition several directors for their upcoming play. Each director is worst than the one before. Ultimately, the actors decide to direct themselves!

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