How do artists make art? How do we evaluate it? In this course, students of all levels get to experience firsthand the particular challenges and rewards of art making through practical engagement with five fields — creative writing, visual art, theater, dance, and music — under the guidance of professionals.
This course will consider Greek tragedy, its ancient context, and modern responses by focusing on the three canonical Greek tragedians: Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides.
Advanced French Theater Workshop is a continuation of FRE 211/THR 211, French Theater Workshop. Students focus their work on three French playwrights: one classical, one modern, and one contemporary.
Dance/Theater Pedagogy Seminar explores the connection between engaged dance and elementary school literacy, mathematics and social studies while allowing students the opportunity to be civically engaged and contribute to the community.
An introduction to the art and craft of lighting design for the stage and an exploration of light as a medium for expression.
Taking as our context the fractured state of our country, this course investigates artists whose work brings us closer together. We will engage with diverse artists from a range of disciplines who, through their work, assert the absolute necessity of creative exchange and personal encounter to maintain a humane world.
This course explores theories and practices in contemporary theater making, and will be a workshop of ideas for committed theater students. We will examine questions such as: what are the differences between process and product, what is collaboration, where does the audience fit in to the creative journey.
This course provides students with a rigorous and challenging experience of creating theater under near-professional circumstances.
This course is centered around the development of Fiasco Theater’s upcoming production of "The Beggar's Opera." The course is for performers, musicians, directors, writers, historians, designers, and more! If “opera” throws you, you should know that the piece is about businessman gangsters (male and female), mercenary prostitutes, beggars (economic inequality,) and love (which is nothing compared to money and status) — and the music explored will be new and contemporary, not old and operatic.