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.
A continuation of work begun in Introductory Playwriting. In this class, students will complete either one full-length play or two long one-acts (40-60 pages) to the end of gaining a firmer understanding of characterization, dialogue, structure, and the playwriting process.
Advanced French Theater Workshop is a continuation of FRE/THR 211, French Theater Workshop.
This course maps some benefits and perils of theater made for, by, or about people of color in the United States. We will investigate the difficult-to-theorize and contested space between politics and artistic craft.
An introduction to the art and craft of lighting design for the stage and an exploration of light as a medium for expression.
An introduction to the art and craft of scenic design for the stage and and exploration of the use of space as a medium of textual interpretation.
An opportunity to explore what theatrical sound design is, how to look at a text from the point of view of sound, how to launch your creative process, and how to take the ideas based on that creative process and turn them into sounds to be used in a show.
A hundred years ago, an armed group of Irish nationalist rebels took over public buildings in Dublin, declared a Republic and held out for a week against the British army. After those leaders were executed, the Rising was embraced as a ritual of sacrifice, the most effective piece of public theater yet staged. In this course we look at what happened in Easter Week, 1916, how it was imagined at the time and how it was later reflected in drama, in poetry and in fiction.
This course looks critically at existing and possible creative and producing strategies for emerging artists in dance and theater.
From the 1920s until the 1950s Ireland locked up people who did not fit the state's desired image in a vast complex of institutions. In this course we consider how this system was reflected in plays, fiction and film, sometimes in direct testimony by survivors, sometimes in the most surprising ways.
This seminar explores how iconic pieces of theatre can be re-explored for modern audiences. The course will examine various aspects of how an artist can think out-of-the-box and the mechanisms the artist can use to do so.
This hands-on seminar will explore contemporary theories and practices of community-based performance, investigating contemporary theatre, dance, and music groups that use these methods.
A practical, hands-on introduction to acting and directing in musical theater.
A collaboration between the Theater Program of the Lewis Center for the Arts and the Program in Hellenic Studies: an acting/directing workshop investigating how to stage ancient Greek plays on the contemporary stage.
This course investigates the history of popular entertainments in the United States from the colonial era to the present.
This course addresses when and why producing political theatre matters. We will look specifically at contemporary and canonical plays from around the globe that take on various political crises (e.g., the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, Chile under Pinochet, the Liberian Civil War, the Arab Spring).
An exploration into verse, prose, and song and how they have been central to the way theater works.