The Process of Play Directing


Bob May, director of over 450 plays and with forty-eight years of theatrical experience, shares his winning directorial process in an easy-to-read, exciting way. Using examples from productions he directed, Bob starts from choosing a concept and works his way through to the curtain going up on opening night. In these pages you will learn how to:
– analyze the playwright’s words
– visually show what it verbally happening
– utilize actors’ time efficiently
– trust your support team
He closes the book with tips he has learned over his half century in the theatre. The theatre is a collaborative art, with the director at the helm. If you want to be the best at guiding each script you direct to opening night, this book is for you.

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Bob May holds a Masters of Fine Arts in playwriting from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and currently teaches playwriting and screenwriting at the University of Central Arkansas. Forty of his plays have been published by Samuel French, Inc., Playscripts Inc., Heuer Publishing, and others. A collection of his plays is published in the book Paul Bunyan, Two Old Men, and a Wizard. His book on acting Postcard Pointers to the Performer is published by Dominion Publications. Skye Bridge Publishing publishes his book on directing: The Process of Play Directing: From Concept to Curtain. He and his wife, Cathy, have a blended family of five children and four grandchildren. Mr. May is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America.