Honors in Theatre and Dance
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This paper examines what it is like to be an assistant director. The play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was adapted from a book by Mark Hadden that is structured as if the main character was the writer. The stage production reworks that concept and turns it into a “play within a play”. The story is about a boy named Christopher, his broken family and his struggle with autism. When the director, Cara Harker first approached me about being an assistant director, I struggled with anxiety and not feeling like I had a real place in the show. After some time working with the director, I found my place in the production and learned a lot about directing.
East Tennessee State University
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Williams, Billie, "A Director's Take on The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" (2023). Undergraduate Honors Theses. Paper 758. https://dc.etsu.edu/honors/758
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