The Development And Nativity Of The Dumb Waiter: Pinter As Process
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The reason I chose to direct for my SIP was to decide for myself whether directing was the area of theatre I was interested in pursuing as a career. I had previously taken Directing l during which I directed a few short scenes and a very condensed one-act play by Moliere. After this I directed Joan by Robert Mauro in the Dungeon for Directing II. This was another very short play and I think, in hindsight, a very small play in terms of depth. These experiences gave me a glimpse into the kind of control one has when directing and also the utter chaos which theatre sometimes is. These experiences taught me that directing is not easy, but I am not one to be put off by hard work What I hadn't gotten from these experiences was a feel for whether I could love directing. (When one's chosen major is theatre, one hardly is searching for the best paying job and so I prefer to search for the most satisfying.) That is what The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter started out as, a test of my talent, ingenuity, and love for directing. This was a test that came just after renewing my love of classical music, as well as discovering a desire to sculpt in clay.