An introduction to the wide range of performance in the African-American diaspora, focusing on dance and theater in the United States.
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
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
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
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
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
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.