Introduction to Viewpoints Training: A method of improvisation that builds ensembles, strengthens physical range, and develops acting, directorial and choreographic skills. Prereq: 2811 and 3831, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 2832.
New Works Creation
Exploration of the collaborative outreach and engagement process in the development of an original ensemble creation which will emphasize community themes. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs.
New writers experiment with a variety of contemporary techniques to write, act, direct and improv short plays, oral histories, video and solo works. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs or 2 completions.
Students will write 10-minute plays as exploratory exercises, analyze contemporary plays to deepen familiarity with the theatrical form, and, as a final project, write a one-act play which will receive a staged reading. Seminar and Workshop. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 660.
In various guises (translation, revision, revival, recycling, burlesque, travesty, parody, adaptation, theft) the stage has long been a site of mythological and textual reiteration. The course examines the ways in which a select group of texts have found their ways onto the English-speaking stage again and again. The course contextualizes adaptation as a theatrical practice elemental to cultures. Prereq: Permission of instructor.
Development of new works and fundamentals of playwriting for the actor.