Theater Courses

Beginning Studies in Acting: Scene Study

THR 201 · Fall 2016

Multiple sections offered

Instructors: Suzanne Agins

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.

Introductory Playwriting

THR 205 · Fall 2016

S01 · Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:20 p.m. Thursdays, 1:30 - 4:20 p.m.

Instructors: Staff

This is a workshop in the fundamentals of writing plays.

French Theater Workshop

FRE 211 / THR 211 · Fall 2016

C01 · Tuesdays & Thursdays 3 pm - 4:30 pm

Instructors: Florent Masse

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.

Intermediate Studies in Acting: Scene Study II

THR 301 · Fall 2016

C01 · Tuesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 pm & Thursdays, 1:30 - 3:20 pm

Instructors: Mark Nelson

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.

The Arts of Urban Transition

DAN 310 / ARC 380 / THR 323 / URB 310 · Fall 2016

C01 · Fridays, 1:30 - 4:20 p.m.

Instructors: Aaron Landsman · Aaron Shkuda · Judith Hamera

This course uses texts and methods from history, theatre, performance studies, and dance to examine artists and works of art as agents of change in New York (1960-present) and contemporary Detroit.

Costume Design

THR 317 / VIS 372 · Fall 2016

C01 · Monday, 12:30 - 4:20 p.m.

Instructors: Anita Yavich

An exploration of the various aspects of Costume Design for the stage.

Some Contemporary Shakespearean Afterlives

THR 343 / ENG 304 / HUM 343 · Fall 2016

S01 · Thursdays, 1:30 - 4:20 p.m.

Instructors: Michael Cadden

2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. In conjunction with an exhibition at the University Art Museum, this course will largely focus on Shakespeare's "afterlives" since WWII.

The Art of Producing Theater

THR 361 · Fall 2016

S01 · Wednesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 pm

Instructors: Mara Isaacs

This course offers an in depth exploration of the role of creative producing in professional theater and its relationship to the produced work.

World Drama

ENG 380 / COM 358 / THR 380 · Fall 2016

S01 · Mondays & Wednesdays 11 am - 12:20 pm

Instructors: Robert N. Sandberg

This course is a survey of classical and modern drama from Africa, China, India, Japan, and Latin America.

Theatrical Design Studio

THR 400 / VIS 400 · Fall 2016

C01 · Wednesdays, 12:30 - 4:20 p.m.

Instructors: Jane Cox

This course is designed to endow students with the conceptual and practical skills that will enable them to design for productions in the theater program.

Directing Workshop

THR 411 · Fall 2016

C01 · Mondays, 7:30 - 10:20 pm & Fridays, 10:00 - 11:50 am

Instructors: Staff

Special directing assignments will be made for each student, whose work will be analyzed by the instructor and other members of the workshop.

Re-inventing the Guided Tour

ATL 498 / THR 498 / VIS 498 · Fall 2016

S01 · Mondays, 1:30 - 4:20 p.m.

Instructors: Jane Cox · Monica Bill Barnes

Each student will shape, chart out, design and choreograph a live experience that leads people through a physical location of their choice.