This lower-level course serves theatre, film studies, and creative writing students, as well as non-majors with interests in performance or playwriting.
This class covers a wide range of practical topics, from working with actors to staging, concept, and style. Students take the helm of two public performances: a scene showcase with first-year students and a one-act in collaboration with student playwrights.
This class looks broadly at the essence of performance through explorations of major performance theories and theorists. Students are challenged to intellectually and practically explore different performer/audience conventions and ultimately to define and defend their own personal aesthetic.
This advanced acting class helps students tackle three challenges: connecting as a listener, safely being vulnerable to heightened circumstances, and living truthfully in those imaginary circumstances. Although students can’t become experts in one course, they learn the principles, experiment with the method, and find out how this technique might work for them.
This hybrid theory/history and performance class serves students with interests in devised performance, social justice, and politics. Students start with a half semester exploration of history/literature/theory and then use that knowledge to create a multi-week performance series.
This literature class follows dramaturgical choices in how authors have searched for “truth” in the Western European modern drama canon. It also focuses on argumentative research writing and how theatre scholarship draws on the fields of philosophy, history, and gender studies.
This class for non-majors introduces students to the literature, history, and practice of theatre, and culminates in short performances written, designed, directed, and acted by the students.
This class examines a wide variety of classical Asian performance, focusing primarily on India, Southeast Asia, China, and Japan, but also branching out into other regions depending on students’ individual research.