If you are more familiar with another style, then pick it. Justremember to do 2!
Section 4: Definitions
1. Stimulus: Anything observed, whether a song, poem, picture, sound,person, idea, dream, math problem, mailbox, wound, crack in thesidewalk, news story—anything, essentially, can be a stimulus.Stimuli provoke inspiration. They lead to reflection, which leadsto a concrete idea, which leads to (hopefully) a piece of art/theatre.Sometimes their effect constantly changes until performance.Observation
Creation2. Workshopping: The process of considering a stimulus, discussing it,practically playing with it, going home and doing research, and gettingback in a group to work on it some more hands-on, before going backhome for research—that is workshopping.Stimulus
Section 5: Uses of Things
: a collection of images/technical thing for the followingpurposes:-stimuli waiting to happen-production morgue (research conglomerate, basically)-resources for an unforeseen future (ooh, a picture of a barn! Imight need to design a barn set one day! I’ll save it, just in case!)-show-specific (preparation/record of references used for a show)2.
: The person who does all the research for a show. Thisguy (or gal) checks up on historical context, generalcostume/furniture/prop/light fixture info, while also researching, if necessary, specific acting needs (like for an unfamiliar form of theatre,eg. Vietnamese water puppetry, or Brecht). All of their research is usedto make the show as clean and accurate as possible.Example from real life! Seth Watson was the dramaturg for Twelfth Night our sophomore year. He researched the meanings of terms that weren’t defined by the script, and also became our stagecombat trainer/reference for fight scenes (something a little beyondthe realm of normal dramaturgy).