Theatre

Matinee

CFA TH 099 (0 credits)

Each semester that a BFA candidate is in residence at SOT, he/she is required to enroll in an appropriate section of Matinee (Performance A1 or Design & Production B1-J1). This is a non-credit course that encompasses a variety of components such as matinee productions, guest artist visits, alumni visits, master classes, make-up classes, and other special events. For BFA Performance majors, the course blocks off weekly meeting times (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4-6 pm) and students are required to keep these weekly times free. The course does not necessarily meet on a regular basis, and use of these meeting times is at the discretion of SOT faculty/staff. Additionally, students are required to complete a Process Paper at the end of each semester, reflecting on the progress and development they experience in that semester. Due at the end of each semester, Process Paper guidelines are outlined in the "current student" section of the SOT website and must not only reflect work experienced within SOT training, but also comment and respond to an experience the student had attending a School of Music and a School of Visual Arts event during that semester. 0.0 credits, Fall & Spring

2014FALLCFATH099 A1, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2014
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MWF 4:00 pm 6:00 pm CFA ARR
2014FALLCFATH099 B1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
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ARR TBD TBD
2014FALLCFATH099 B2, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
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ARR TBD TBD
2014FALLCFATH099 B3, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
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2014FALLCFATH099 C1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
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2014FALLCFATH099 D1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
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2014FALLCFATH099 E1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
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2014FALLCFATH099 F1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
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2014FALLCFATH099 G1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
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2014FALLCFATH099 H1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
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2014FALLCFATH099 J1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
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ARR TBD TBD
2015SPRGCFATH099 A1, Jan 21st to Apr 29th 2015
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MWF 4:00 pm 6:00 pm CFA ARR
2015SPRGCFATH099 B1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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ARR TBD TBD
2015SPRGCFATH099 B2, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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ARR TBD TBD
2015SPRGCFATH099 B3, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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ARR TBD TBD
2015SPRGCFATH099 C1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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ARR TBD TBD
2015SPRGCFATH099 D1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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ARR TBD TBD
2015SPRGCFATH099 E1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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ARR TBD TBD
2015SPRGCFATH099 F1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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ARR TBD TBD
2015SPRGCFATH099 G1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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ARR TBD TBD
2015SPRGCFATH099 H1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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2015SPRGCFATH099 J1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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ARR TBD TBD

Matinee

CFA TH 100 (0 credits)

Each semester that a D&P, BFA, or MFA candidate is in residence at SOT, he/she is required to enroll in an appropriate section of Matinee (CFA TH099 or CFA TH100). This is a non-credit course that encompasses a variety of components such as matinee productions, guest artist visits, alumni visits, master classes, make-up classes, and other special events. Additionally, students are required to complete a paper at the end of each semester commenting on an experience the student had attending a School of Music and a School of Visual Arts event during that semester. 0.0 credits

Introduction to Aesthetics and Dramatic Literature

CFA TH 101 (3 credits)

An intensive examination of scripts from diverse periods and genres. Emphasis is placed on the development of the analytical and interpretive skills necessary for the creation of insightful theatre. Course is required for BFA Freshmen Core (Performance/Design & Production) as well as Theatre Minors. 3.0 credits. Fall semester.

2014FALLCFATH101 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 8th 2014
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MF 1:00 pm 2:30 pm CFA 104
2014FALLCFATH101 A2, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 11:00 am 12:00 pm CFA ARR
2014FALLCFATH101 A3, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 9:00 am 10:00 am CFA ARR
2014FALLCFATH101 A4, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 1:00 pm 2:00 pm CFA 104

Dramatic Literature 1: Greeks to the late 19th c

CFA TH 102 (3 credits)

A survey of the development of theatre, its plays, trends, and technologies, from the Greeks to the late nineteenth century. Emphasis is on the total theatrical event, what the performance might have been, and how it might have related to its audience. 3.0 credits. Spring semester only.

2015SPRGCFATH102 A1, Jan 23rd to Apr 27th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MF 1:00 pm 2:30 pm CFA 109

Speech Communications

CFA TH 110 (4 credits)

This course will apply theatre techniques to speaking in public in order to free the speaker's use of: relaxation, presence, focus, breath, articulation, projection, silence, stillness, and gesture. Students will learn how to connect with an audience, clearly communicate ideas, and tell a story with confidence. Preparation of readings in prose and poetry. 4.0 credits.

2014FALLCFATH110 A1, Sep 8th to Dec 8th 2014
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M 3:00 pm 6:00 pm CFA ARR
2015SPRGCFATH110 A1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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TR 5:00 pm 6:30 pm CFA 105

Voice & Speech 1: Emotional Awareness

CFA TH 112 (2 credits)

Prereq: CFA TH 111 or consent of instructor; Having begun to free the voice and connect it with one's own words and experience, poetic texts will now be used that make a demand on the range, power, and vitality of the voice and the truthful communication of self will be the touchstone for the truthfulness which the actor can communicate someone other than him or herself. Continuing to free and strengthen the voice and introducing the development of the resonators, breath, power, range, and articulation. Required for Freshmen BFA Performance Core. 2.0 credits. Spring semester.

2015SPRGCFATH112 A1, Jan 20th to Apr 29th 2015
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T 2:00 pm 5:00 pm CFA ARR
W 10:00 am 12:00 pm CFA ARR
2015SPRGCFATH112 B1, Jan 21st to Apr 29th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 11:00 am 2:00 pm CFA ARR
F 11:00 am 1:00 pm CFA ARR
2015SPRGCFATH112 C1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 9:00 am 11:00 am CFA ARR
R 2:00 pm 5:00 pm CFA ARR

Acting & Performance 1

CFA TH 120 (4 credits)

Acting is behaving believably in imaginary circumstances. This course will explore techniques to hone the imagination through improvisations, play, and imagination. Students will learn to clarify dramatic action, understand given circumstances, and notice sensory perceptions through physical, vocal, and emotional exercises. Students will work with monologues and scenes to develop believable actions in performance. The core to learning acting is generosity, simplicity, specificity, and focus. Specific approach may vary by instructor, consult course syllabus for most detailed breakdown of class mission. 4.0 credits. Fall & Spring semesters.

2014FALLCFATH120 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
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TR 12:30 pm 2:00 pm CFA ARR
2014FALLCFATH120 B1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 12:30 pm 2:00 pm CFA ARR
2014FALLCFATH120 C1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 12:30 pm 2:00 pm CFA ARR
2015SPRGCFATH120 A1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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TR 12:30 pm 2:00 pm CFA 352
2015SPRGCFATH120 B1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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TR 12:30 pm 2:00 pm CFA 354

Acting 1: Personal Approach to Acting

CFA TH 121 (3 credits)

Explores individuality through relaxation, imagination and improvisation. Builds pathways to physical and emotional awareness, and clarity of thought. Develops an awareness of inner impulses and how to make them the basis for spontaneous interaction with others. Reading and journal of dreams will lead to the culmination of end-of-semester projects under faculty supervision. Required for Freshmen BFA Performance Core. 2.0 credits. Fall semester.

2014FALLCFATH121 A1, Sep 4th to Dec 8th 2014
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MF 11:00 am 1:00 pm CFA 102
R 9:00 am 11:00 am CFA 102
2014FALLCFATH121 B1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
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MTF 9:00 am 11:00 am CFA 102
2014FALLCFATH121 L1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
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M 4:00 pm 6:00 pm CFA 102

Acting 1: Intro to Scene Study

CFA TH 122 (3 credits)

Prereq: CFA TH 121 or consent of instructor; The mission of this class is to focus the students on acting printed script through organic inter-relation of self and environment (character building and sensory work to establish place). We will explore release of individuality through improvisational exercises in relaxation and physical freedom. Observation, research, justification of action, objectives, talking, and listening are introduced as tools for understanding, then rehearsing texts for presentation. Required for Freshmen BFA Performance Core. 3.0 credits. Spring semester.

2015SPRGCFATH122 A1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2015
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F 11:00 am 1:00 pm CFA 102
R 2:00 pm 5:00 pm CFA 102
2015SPRGCFATH122 B1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 10:00 am 12:00 pm CFA 102
R 2:00 pm 5:00 pm CFA 102
2015SPRGCFATH122 C1, Jan 20th to Apr 28th 2015
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T 2:00 pm 5:00 pm CFA 102
F 9:00 am 11:00 am CFA 102
2015SPRGCFATH122 L1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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M 4:00 pm 6:00 pm CFA 102

Acting for Singers

CFA TH 125 (Var credits)

Acting for Singers

2015SPRGCFATH125EA1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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TBD TBD

Theatre Ensemble 1: Introduction to Theatre Making

CFA TH 128 (2 credits)

This course is an ensemble exploration of the making of theatre inspired by the complexities of the world around us. Through in-class exercises, reading assignments, discussion, and assigned creative writing projects, students will strive to interact with the world in new and creative ways these works and musings will be the catalyst for creating a final performance collage of work. The final performance will be conceived, written, directed, designed, and performed by the class. Course is required for BFA Freshmen Core (Performance/Design & Production). 2.0 credits. Spring semester.

2015SPRGCFATH128 A1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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TR 9:30 am 12:30 pm CFA ARR
2015SPRGCFATH128 B1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 9:30 am 12:30 pm CFA ARR
2015SPRGCFATH128 C1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 9:30 am 12:30 pm CFA ARR

Movement for Theater 1

CFA TH 130 (4 credits)

Physical conditioning, improvisations, some dance techniques and styles, concepts of effort/shape, interrelation of body and voice. Open to BU Community. 4.0 credits. Fall only.

2014FALLCFATH130 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
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TR 5:00 pm 6:30 pm CFA ARR

Movement 1: Introduction to Movement for Theatre

CFA TH 131 (2 credits)

Developing and appreciating an expressive body. The first semester emphasizes connecting to imagery and impulses, risk-taking, centering, alignment, stretching, and strengthening exercises, and taking care of one's body, with an introduction to Viewpoints, a 3-Part Warm-up, and anatomy. Required for Freshmen BFA Performance Core. 2.0 credits. Fall semester.

2014FALLCFATH131 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
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T 10:30 am 12:30 pm CFA 109
R 2:00 pm 5:00 pm CFA 109
2014FALLCFATH131 B1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 2:00 pm 5:00 pm CFA 109
R 10:30 am 12:30 pm CFA 109

Movement 1: History and Styles of Dance for Theatre

CFA TH 132 (2 credits)

Prereq: CFA TH 131; Musicality, expressiveness, and imagery through movement. The work includes researching and experiencing historical styles and collaborations of dance, theatre, music, and visual artists of the 20th century. Required for Freshmen BFA Performance Core. 2.0 credits. Spring semester.

2015SPRGCFATH132 A1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2015
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M 9:00 am 12:00 pm CFA 109
R 3:30 pm 5:30 pm CFA 109
2015SPRGCFATH132 B1, Jan 20th to Apr 28th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 2:00 pm 5:00 pm CFA 109
F 9:00 am 11:00 am CFA 109
2015SPRGCFATH132 C1, Jan 21st to Apr 29th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 11:00 am 2:00 pm CFA 109
F 11:00 am 1:00 pm CFA 109

Alexander Technique 1: An Introduction

CFA TH 138 (1 credits)

Explore in depth the principles of F.M. Alexander's work, including direction, non-doing and faculty sensory perception. Begin to look at habitual patterns. Introduction to how the body is designed to function for maximum flexibility and ease. Required for Freshmen BFA Performance Core. 1.0 credit. Spring semester.

2015SPRGCFATH138 A1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2015
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R 8:00 am 9:30 am CFA 105
2015SPRGCFATH138 B1, Jan 21st to Apr 29th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 8:30 am 10:00 am CFA 105
2015SPRGCFATH138 C1, Jan 20th to Apr 28th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 8:00 am 9:30 am CFA 105

20th Century Dance History

CFA TH 139 (2 credits)

An introduction to the people, events and masterworks that shaped the development of dance in the twentieth century. Course includes lectures, viewing videos and films, select readings and discussions. Course does not presuppose a technical knowledge of dance.

Collaborative Theatre Ensemble

CFA TH 140 (4 credits)

Students work collaboratively and creatively as actors, writers, musicians, directors, etc., to develop a short theatre piece. Students learn the basic skills of actor performance as well as the basic principles of an ensemble theatrical experience. 4.0 credits.

2014FALLCFATH140 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
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TR 12:30 pm 2:00 pm CFA ARR
2015SPRGCFATH140 A1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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TR 12:30 pm 2:00 pm CFA 356

Stagecraft 1: Introduction to Theatre Practice

CFA TH 147 (1 credits)

Meets late afternoons, evenings, and/or weekends. Basic training in theatre technology, including scenery, costumes, properties, lighting, and sound. Discussion of basic terminology, shop organization, job descriptions, maintenance procedures, and safety. Specific production assignments as Run Crew, Wardrobe, Front of House, Board Operator or other duties as necessary in the mounting of student or professional productions. Required for Freshmen BFA Performance Core. 1.0 credit. Fall semester.

2014FALLCFATH147 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
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MTWRF 7:00 pm 11:00 pm BUT ARR
2014FALLCFATH147 B1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MTWRF 7:00 pm 11:00 pm BUT ARR
2014FALLCFATH147 C1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MTWRF 7:00 pm 11:00 pm BUT ARR
2014FALLCFATH147 D1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MTWRF 7:00 pm 11:00 pm BUT ARR
2014FALLCFATH147 E1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MTWRF 7:00 pm 11:00 pm BUT ARR
2014FALLCFATH147 F1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MTWRF 7:00 pm 11:00 pm BUT ARR
2014FALLCFATH147 G1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MTWRF 7:00 pm 11:00 pm BUT ARR

Stagecraft 2: Production Assignment

CFA TH 148 (1 credits)

Prereq: CFA TH 147 or consent of instructor; Open to BFA majors ONLY. Meets late afternoons, evenings, and/or weekends. Specific production assignments as Run Crew, Wardrobe, Front of House, Board Operator or other duties as necessary in the mounting of student or professional productions. Required for Freshmen BFA Performance Core. 1.0 credit. Spring semester.

2015SPRGCFATH148 A1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TWRF 7:00 pm 10:00 pm BUT ARR

Stagecraft for Theatre Minors

CFA TH 149 (1 credits)

Open to Theatre Minors ONLY. Meets late afternoons, evenings, and/or weekends. Specific production assignments as Run Crew, Wardrobe, Front of House, Board Operator, or other duties as necessary in the mounting of student or professional productions. 1.0 credit. Fall & Spring semesters.

2014FALLCFATH149 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
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ARR TBD TBD
2015SPRGCFATH149 A1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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ARR TBD TBD