L'Avant-Scène will offer students the opportunity to put their language skills in motion by discovering French theater in general and by acting in French, in particular.
An introduction to the craft of acting through scene study monologues and, finally, a longer scene drawn from a play, to develop a method of working on a script.
This is a workshop in the fundamentals of writing plays.
A continuation of THR 201: Guide students in ways to develop a role and to explore important texts and characters in an imaginative and honest manner.
This seminar examines the musicals of Stephen Sondheim, from page to stage.
This course examines enactments of youthful masculinity in U.S. popular performance with a particular eye toward accounts of variant or queer boyhoods.
This workshop will introduce students to the craft of writing words and music for the musical theatre. In addition to weekly and in-class practical assignments in technique and skill-building, the course will explore key moments in musical theatre history, criticism and to place students’ work in a larger context.
The first half of this course will look at both plays and the theatrical ideas and practices of Bertolt Brecht, one of the most important dramatists and theater thinkers of the twentieth century. The second half of the course will look at how Brecht's work has shaped some representative British theatrical institutions from 1956 until the present.
The course is designed to endow students with practical skills that will enable them to design a production, and to support them in making technical decisions as well as in collaborating with the rest of the creative team.
Special directing assignments will be made for each student, whose work will be analyzed by the instructor and other members of the workshop.
The Fall Show provides students with a rigorous and challenging experience of creating theater under near-professional circumstances.