Featured Fall 2016 Classes

July 20, 2016
Theatre 5261 – Theatre Graphics 1
Brad Steinmetz and Chris Zinkon
Tuesday/Thursday, 9:35-10:55; Drake 1112
This course is an examination of drafting techniques and graphics presentation in relation to theatre design and technology, with an emphasis on 2D environments. It is meant to begin the development of a digital design portfolio, as well as understand and develop a facility for creating typical theatre drawings: ground plans, sections, front elevations, and detail drawings.
Theatre 5220 – Professional Aspects
Mark Shanda
Tuesday/Thursday, 2:20-3:40; Drake 2068
Bringing his wealth of knowledge about job searches and hiring practices, Shanda will lead students through a four-step outline for career success: Understanding Yourself, Understanding the Work, Acquiring Skills, and Developing Professional Search Strategies. This highly interactive course has assisted arts students from a variety of disciplines for many years in securing their first professional jobs as well as managing the work trajectory of their careers. Primarily focused on graduating Seniors and Graduate Students, any student who wishes to learn successful personal marketing strategies to give them a step ahead in the professional aspects of the industry is welcome to join. Professional Aspects is enrollment by instructor permission. Shanda.1@osu.edu
Politics at Play: Irish Theatre, 1900-the present
(International Theatre and Performance: Theatre 5771.06)
Elizabeth Harelik
This course will focus specifically on the dynamic and historic evolution of Irish theatre from 1900 to the present, paying special attention to the ways in which Irish plays and playwrights have reflected and resisted the politics of their time. Of particular interest in this course will be exploration of landmark events and movements such as the Easter Rising of 1916; the Troubles — a roughly 30-year period from 1968-1998 of armed conflict in Northern Ireland; and the recent #wakingthefeminists movement that has convulsed Irish theatre and the cultural landscape. Students in this class will also have the rare opportunity to work with the creative team (including the director and cast members) from the Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s national theatre, who will be in residence in October, while their production of The Plough and the Stars is performing at the Southern Theatre. Plays read in this course will include J.M. Synge’s Playboy of the Western World, Marina Carr’s By the Bog of Cats, Conor McPherson’s The Weir, Anne Devlin’s Ourselves Alone, Martin McDonagh’s Lieutenant of Inishmore and Brian Friel’s Translations, among others.
This course is open to both graduate and undergraduate students in any major. For the Theatre major, it fulfills one of the “foundations in text” requirements OR can serve as an elective. Questions? E-mail Elizabeth at harelik.1@osu.edu