Theatre

Dramatic Literature 3: 1950 to 1990

CFA TH 202 (3 credits)

A survey of important plays and trends from 1950-1990, with an emphasis on the play's significance within the given culture. We will examine North American, British, European, and African writers, with a balance between recognized canonical works, and plays by writers historically excluded from the canon due to gender, ethnicity, or aesthetic orientation. Students should expect frequent writing assignments. 3.0 credits. Spring semester only.

2017SPRGCFATH202 A1, Jan 19th to May 2nd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 12:30 pm 1:45 pm CFA 104

Voice & Speech 2: Introduction to IPA

CFA TH 211 (2 credits)

Prereq: CFA TH 112. Further development of the actor's voice in range and power, flexibility and greater facility in articulation. Introduction of International Phonetic Alphabet, responsiveness to poetic text. 2.0 credits. Fall semester.

2016FALLCFATH211 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 8th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 2:00 pm 3:30 pm CFA ARR
R 9:30 am 11:00 am CFA ARR
2016FALLCFATH211 B1, Sep 6th to Dec 8th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 9:30 am 11:00 am CFA ARR
R 2:00 pm 3:30 pm CFA ARR
2016FALLCFATH211 C1, Sep 9th to Dec 9th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
F 9:00 am 12:00 pm CFA ARR

Voice & Speech 2: Dialects

CFA TH 212 (2 credits)

Prereq: CFA TH 211 or consent of instructor; Sound and movement linked to text. Introduction to speaking Shakespeare. Dialects and characterization as they relate to voice and speech. 2.0 credits. Spring semester.

2017SPRGCFATH212 A1, Jan 19th to May 2nd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 3:30 pm 4:45 pm CFA 106
2017SPRGCFATH212 B1, Jan 19th to May 2nd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 2:00 pm 3:15 pm CFA 106

Voice & Speech 2: Introduction to

CFA TH 214 (1 credits)

Prereq: CFA TH211 or consent of Instructor; Sound and movement linked to text. Introduction to speaking Shakespeare. Dialects and characterization as they relate to voice and speech. 2 credits; 2nd semester.

2017SPRGCFATH214 A1, Jan 25th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 10:10 am 11:25 am FLR 270A
2017SPRGCFATH214 B1, Jan 25th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 10:10 am 11:25 am FLR 270A

Singing for Actors 1

CFA TH 215 (1 credits)

Prereq: CFA TH 112 or consent of instructor; An approach to singing designed for the actor, this course will explore human sound as a manifestation of the actor's inner life. The vocal training central to this class will focus expanding range and character, and emphasizes efficient use of breath, a released body, and physical grounding. There is a special emphasis on the connection between the voice and the personality of each student. No previous singing experience required. 1.0 credit. Fall semester.

Mt Perf Skls 1

CFA TH 217 (3 credits)

2016FALLCFATH217 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 7th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 10:00 am 1:00 pm ARR

Music Theatre Performance Skills II: Applying Stanislavski Principles

CFA TH 218 (3 credits)

Prereq: MT 1 or consent of the instructor; Spring semester. This course builds on the foundation of the Music Theatre 1 course, by looking at the basics of psychological actions and creative possibilities of relationships. Musicality and diction exploration allow for vocal clarity and ease, while transitioning the actor to work in collaboration with an accompanist. This course will use transformation, and the imagination to help actors use song to communicate. Basic but essential acting beats and questions are explored, through singing. Song material may be drawn from the music theatre canon and the focus is on solo exploration. 3.0 Credit. Spring Semester. [3.0]

2017SPRGCFATH218 A1, Jan 23rd to May 1st 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 6:30 pm 9:15 pm CFA 102

Acting & Performance 2

CFA TH 220 (4 credits)

Prereq: CFA TH 120 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. Specific approach may vary by instructor, consult course syllabus for most detailed breakdown of class mission. 4.0 credits. Fall & Spring semesters.

2017SPRGCFATH220 A1, Jan 19th to May 2nd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 12:30 pm 1:45 pm CFA 352

Acting 2: The Actor’s Job in Rehearsal & Performance of a Play

CFA TH 221 (3 credits)

Prereq: CFA TH 122; Work on a part: breakdown of text into actions, objectives, beats; sensory work and its application to script. Developing and sustaining characters and action in increasingly complex texts. Exploration and skill work will grow into rehearsal and performance of a play at the end of the semester. 3.0 credits. Fall semester.

2016FALLCFATH221 A1, Sep 9th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MF 9:00 am 11:00 am CFA ARR
2016FALLCFATH221 B1, Sep 9th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MF 11:00 am 1:00 pm CFA ARR
2016FALLCFATH221 C1, Dec 31st to Dec 31st 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TBD TBD
2016FALLCFATH221 L1, Sep 7th to Dec 7th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 2:00 pm 4:00 pm CFA ARR

Fundamentals of Acting: A Physical Approach

CFA TH 222 (3 credits)

Prereq: CFA TH 122; Exploration of a physical approach to acting inspired by the work of Jerzy Grotowski. Students will engage in physical and vocal exercises that facilitate psycho-physical connections within the self. The actor's expressive use of the body, voice, imagination, and intellect is awakened and nourished. Possible pathways through the actor's mental and physical structure are navigated, opening up the connections between the body and the actor's emotional life. Investigation and exploration of principles in action will be encouraged and lead to transition into text and character work. 3.0 credits. Fall semester.

2017SPRGCFATH222 A1, Jan 23rd to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MW 11:45 am 2:00 pm CFA 106
2017SPRGCFATH222 B1, Jan 23rd to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MW 2:30 pm 4:45 pm CFA 106

Fundamentals of Acting: A Physical

CFA TH 223 (3 credits)

Fundamentals of Acting: A Physical

2016FALLCFATH223 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MW 11:00 am 1:30 pm CFA ARR
2016FALLCFATH223 B1, Sep 7th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MW 1:30 pm 4:00 pm CFA ARR

Fundamentals of Acting: Narrative and Imagery

CFA TH 224 (3 credits)

Prereq: CFA TH 122; The essential aspects of the actor's approach to the script and the development of a character. This class focuses on acting printed script through organic inter-relation of self and environment (character building and sensory work to establish place). The course explores the 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. 3.0 credits. Spring semester.

2017SPRGCFATH224 A1, Jan 23rd to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MW 10:10 am 11:55 am CFA 352

Theatre Ensemble 2: Autobiography

CFA TH 227 (3 credits)

Prereq: CFA TH 128; This course is designed to develop the student's ability to write, direct and act in autobiographically based theatre pieces. Students will develop autobiographical work through a series of in-class and assigned writing explorations. In addition, students will be exposed to a variety of readings and performances by autobiographical artists. A final ensemble driven, organized, and executed performance will result. 3.0 credits. Fall semester.

2016FALLCFATH227 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 8th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 2:00 pm 5:00 pm CFA ARR

Theatre Ensemble 2: Adaptation

CFA TH 228 (3 credits)

Prereq: CFA TH 128; This course is an experiential introduction to adaptation. Through class readings, assignments, and theatrical excursions, students will begin to understand the nuts and bolts of translating work from one medium to another. 3.0 credits. Spring semester.

2017SPRGCFATH228 A1, Jan 20th to May 1st 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MF 2:30 pm 5:15 pm CFA 352

Movement for Theatre 2

CFA TH 230 (4 credits)

Prereq: CFA TH 130 or consent of instructor; Emphasis will be placed on partnering and ensemble activities in the continued exploration of the actor's use of body and physicality in storytelling. The first half of the semester is devoted to individual skills with additional time devoted to fitness of the performer's instrument. Partnering and ensemble activities will be introduced early in the curriculum with multiple projects throughout the semester highlighting different challenges in creating group performances. 4.0 credits. Spring semester.

2017SPRGCFATH230 A1, Jan 19th to May 2nd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 12:30 pm 1:45 pm CFA 106

Movement 2: Awareness of Self into Physical Transformation

CFA TH 231 (2 credits)

Prereq: CFA TH 132; Deepening awareness of self and exploring techniques for physical transformations through body centers, Laban, Chakras, Breath Rhythms, animal imagery, and neutral mask work. 2.0 credits. Fall semester.

2016FALLCFATH231 A1, Sep 8th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 2:00 pm 3:30 pm CFA ARR
R 2:00 pm 3:30 pm CFA ARR
2016FALLCFATH231 B1, Sep 6th to Dec 9th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 2:00 pm 3:30 pm CFA ARR
F 2:00 pm 3:30 pm CFA ARR
2016FALLCFATH231 C1, Sep 6th to Dec 8th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 5:00 pm 6:30 pm CFA ARR

Movement 2: Unarmed Combat

CFA TH 232 (2 credits)

Prereq: CFA TH 231 or consent of instructor; Unarmed stage combat. Learning slaps, punches, throws, lifts, falls and found weapons, and the application of fight choreography in scene work. 3.0 credits. Spring semester.

2017SPRGCFATH232 A1, Jan 19th to May 2nd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 5:00 pm 6:15 pm FLR 270A
2017SPRGCFATH232 B1, Jan 20th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
WF 12:20 pm 1:35 pm FLR 270A
2017SPRGCFATH232 C1, Jan 19th to May 2nd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 3:30 pm 4:45 pm FLR 270A

Alexander Technique 2: Primary Control

CFA TH 237 (1 credits)

Prereq: CFA TH 138; Developing a deeper understanding of Alexander's primary control, related to the vocal mechanism, the respiratory system, and fear responses, both in self and character. Concepts of wholeness and evolutionary design are presented. 1.0 credit. Fall semester.

2016FALLCFATH237 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 9:30 am 11:00 am CFA ARR
2016FALLCFATH237 B1, Sep 8th to Dec 8th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 9:30 am 11:00 am CFA ARR

Alexander Technique 2: Environmental Response

CFA TH 238 (1 credits)

Prereq: CFA TH 237 or instructor's permission. Work is explored more in developing characters as they move, speak, breathe and respond to the environment. Continue to embody the Alexander principles and learn Alexander procedures. 1.0 credit. Spring semester.

2017SPRGCFATH238 A1, Jan 19th to Apr 27th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 2:00 pm 3:15 pm CFA 105
2017SPRGCFATH238 B1, Jan 24th to May 2nd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 3:30 pm 4:45 pm CFA 105

Beginning Directing

CFA TH 240 (2 credits)

A consideration and introduction of the basic tasks of play direction from script selection through opening night, emphasizing script analysis and interpretation and their projection into staging as well as the process of working with a creative design team and an ensemble cast. Consult course syllabus for most detailed breakdown of class mission. 2 cr. Tuition: $TBD/credit

2016FALLCFATH240 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 9th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
WF 2:00 pm 4:00 pm ARR
2017SPRGCFATH240 A1, Jan 20th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
WF 12:20 pm 2:05 pm CFA 460