Focus on modern continental theatre from Buchner, to contemporary European playwrights. Realism,, expressionism, surrealism, dada, theatre of the, absurd, and continental postmodernism. Special, attention to the theatre and social contexts of, eastern and central Europe and Germany.
Capstone course in the major focused on the, presentation of a creative project or presentation, combined with a written thesis. Creative work in, acting, directing, playwriting, and design is, showcased in the spring Theatre Thesis Festival., The capstone experience should represent the, culmination of a student's work within his or her, major concentration as well as an opportunity to, move that work forward. All students must receive, faculty approval for capstone projects, normally, in the fall semester prior to the Senior Seminar, in the spring.
The creation of performance pieces without, scripts. Explorations of modes of contemporary, performance through collaborative and collective, creation, the adaptation of nondramatic texts for, performance, and multidisciplinary work. Students, write, adapt, and devise original performances, throughout the semester. Music and studio art, students welcome.
Studio work in compositional exploration and the, investigation of movement and sound in solo and, group improvisation. Critical evaluation and, analysis of work in progress. Organization and, design of dance studies for class presentation and, future choreography. Reading, writing, and theory;, attend performances.
Basic graphic techniques necessary for successful, communication within the design and production, areas of theatre. Projects and exercises in, drawing, rendering, model building, color theory,, and drafting. Introduction to visual, communications and expressive form for theatre, practitioners, but the skills involved are widely, applicable. Foundation course for advanced work in, the theory and aesthetics of design. Fee.
The fundamentals of acting, including, physicalization, text analysis, objectives and, actions, rehearsal techniques. Development of, skills through class exercises and the rehearsal, and performance of short projects and, two-character scenes. Writing assignments, including script analyses, character biographies,, peer reviews, performance reviews, observation, exercises, journals.
Use of guided movement explorations, partner work,, readings, and discussion to explore structural and, functional aspects of the body and anatomy with, the goal of increasing efficiency of movement and, physical coordination. Use of imagery supports, dynamic alignment, breath, mobility/stability,, relaxation, and partner work including massage,, with a main focus on the skeletal system and, elements of muscle and organ systems, as well as, the relationship between the body and, psychological/emotional patterns. Extensive, journal writing.
Use of guided movement explorations, partner work,, readings, and discussion to explore structural and, functional aspects of the body and anatomy with, the goal of increasing efficiency of movement and, physical coordination. Use of imagery supports, dynamic alignment, breath, mobility/stability,, relaxation, and partner work including massage,, with a main focus on the skeletal system and, elements of muscle and organ systems, as well as, the relationship between the body and, psychological/emotional patterns. Extensive, journal writing.
Introduction to social dance forms, including, ballroom and Latin styles: waltz, foxtrot, swing,, cha-cha, tango, salsa, rumba, merengue, bachata., Students will learn the basic techniques of, leading and following, footwork, body placement,, stylization, etiquette, and musicality. Reading,, lectures, and film will provide historical and, social context for each dance.