Welcome to The Director’s Vision

I hope this blog will be a source of information for and a venue for conversation among directors of dramatic stories.  In particular I want it to be useful to students of stage directing and early-career theatre directors, but mid-career and master directors, as well as directors of screen media, audio media, and interactive media, are more than welcome.  I will also be using the blog to update, correct, supplement, and enrich the material in The Director’s Vision (Second Edition) by Louis E. Catron and Scott Shattuck.  That’s a textbook intended primarily as a resource for students in introductory college-level courses in play directing.  I’m Scott Shattuck, co-author of this new edition; the late  Prof. Lou Catron of the College of William and Mary passed away before I began the process of revising and updating the book in 2012.  I’ll provide some information about my background and a little more about the book on the “About” page.

Please feel free to chime in with comments, additional information, questions, and concerns, whether about the book or the subject of directing.  Without the participation of readers (hopefully including fellow students and teachers of directing as well as amateur and professional directors) the blog won’t be as helpful to readers or to me as it can be with your contributions and interactions.  Let’s talk directing!

4 thoughts on “Welcome to The Director’s Vision

  1. So glad to see this Scott! Would like to take a look at your book for my intro to directing class – how do I get a copy for perusal?
    Rick Corley

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    • Thanks for your comment Anthony. I’m not sure what to suggest. Perhaps a panel discussion at a conference of any organization of which you may be a member? Or organize a discussion event at your school if you’re a student or faculty member? CSC has “talkbacks” and “symposia” scheduled around the January 9, 12, 16, and 19 performances of Mother Courage, but I know that’s not a practical option for most people.


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