Acting I: Intro to Acting

Provides a basic introduction to the craft of acting. Develops disciplines and tools of the actor as they relate to voice, movement, language skills, and engaging communication. Explores how actor training skills can be a benefit in a wide context of professional and personal endeavors. Enroll Info: None

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Acting Skills for Life

Skills learned by actors in the theatre world can be applied to presentations and interactions in business, education, and beyond. Utilizing acting techniques traditionally used in theatre to enhance confidence and communication in interviews, presentations, elevator pitches, authentically connecting on a personal level with others, and how to avoid or better deal with stage fright. Enroll Info: None

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Backstage Experience

Participation in University Theatre performance in various capacities including light or sound console operator, wardrobe, properties, carpentry, or other areas. Mandatory participation in all evening and weekend technical rehearsal and performance activities. Enroll Info: None

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Scenic Studio Practicum

Hone skills learned in Technical Theater Fundamentals while working side-by-side with designers and technicians building University Theatre productions. Enroll Info: None

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Light & Sound Studio Practicum

Students hone skills learned in Technical Theater Fundamentals while working side-by-side with designers and technicians building University Theatre productions. Enroll Info: None

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Business of Acting

Teaches actors the vital, non-performance skills and knowledge needed to launch professional acting careers. Knowledge of self-promoting, marketing, unions, networking, headshot/resumes, agents, casting directors, trade publications, and more will empower the actor and ease their transition into the professional world. Enroll Info: None

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Intro-Africn-Amer Performnc

An introduction to the wide range of performance in the African-American diaspora, focusing on dance and theater in the United States., Introduction to historical, social and political contexts of African-American artistic expression in theatre and performance. Offers critical analyses of theatre, films, and/or dance forms that reflect cultural values, ideologies and performance aesthetics rooted in African-American and West African traditions., Introduction to historical, social and political contexts of African-American artistic expression in theatre and performance. Offers critical analyses of theatre, films, and/or dance forms that reflect cultural values, ideologies and performance aesthetics rooted in African-American and West African traditions. Enroll Info: Jr st or cons inst, Introduction to historical, social and political contexts of African-American artistic expression in theatre and performance. Offers critical analyses of theatre, films, and/or dance forms that reflect cultural values, ideologies and performance aesthetics rooted in African-American and West African traditions. Enroll Info: None

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Fund of Theatrical Design

Foundational elements of theatrical design and developing the skills to translate text into visual and/or aural content. Involves an introduction to script analysis; visual, aural, and dramaturgical research; problem solving skills; creative exploration and visual communication. Relevant to designers, directors, actors, stage managers, technicians, and informed audience members. Enroll Info: None, Foundational elements of theatrical design and developing the skills to translate text into visual and/or aural content. It involves an introduction to script analysis; visual, aural, and dramaturgical research; problem solving skills; creative exploration and visual communication. This course will be relevant to designers, directors, actors, stage managers, technicians, and informed audience members. Enroll Info: None

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Empty red seats in a theater

The show must go on(line) for this summer theater course

Shakespeare wrote that “all the world’s a stage,” but what happens when your world is a pandemic living room and your stage is a computer monitor? A theater instructor shares her experience.

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Sarah Candee holding a blue ribbon in her equestriam clothing

Summer Term helps Badger athlete find balance

Through UW-Madison Summer Term, Senior Badger athlete Sarah Candee juggles travel, sport and school with grace and enthusiasm.

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