This course provides students with a rigorous and challenging experience of creating theater under near-professional circumstances. A faculty or visiting professional director will lead the process. This involves an extensive rehearsal and technical rehearsal period, requiring more time than a typical student production. Students cast in the show or taking on major production roles such as stage manager or designer will receive course credit.
The two shows supported by THR 451 in the spring are Phedre directed by Suzanne Agins and a new musical by Shariffa Ali (also the director) and Joanna Evans, commissioned by the Lewis Center for the Arts and supported by the Berlind Playwriting Fund.