Lecture/laboratory—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 120 and consent of instructor. Limited enrollment. Study of psycho-physical techniques to create characters with an emphasis on non-realistic styles. May be repeated up to eight units for credit. Since acting requires repetition to habituate the body and imagination to new practices, this course may be taken twice. New scripts and scenes must be undertaken in the repetition. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum | OL, VL.
Students interested in participating in the Theatre and Dance Performance Festival, scheduled for June 7-9, please follow up by answering the following questions below and submitting to David Grenke, Theatre and Dance chair.
1. What are your primary disciplinary interests (Performing Acting/ Dancing, Directing, Designing costume, scenic, lighting, Playwriting, Choreography, etc). List as many as apply.
INSTRUCTOR: Joelle Robertson, (Actors Equity Association), is currently with Capital Stage 2017-18 season. Stage managing credits include: The 39 Steps, The Motherf**cker with the Hat, 33 Variations and As You Like It.
Learn the art of scenic design from Emmy-winning artist and UC Davis Professor John Iacovelli. The course covers scene design processes, working drawings, sketching techniques, scale models, methods and materials of scenery construction.
Explores the development and production of new plays and musicals from conceptualization through finished product. How do theaters choose scripts? What is the development process? How do you market your material? What does it take to be a new play actor? What’s a 29-hour reading? How do I engage with a director on changes and dramaturgy? What’s dramaturgy? These and more questions are explored in discussion and practice. Taught by award-winning director and producer Kent Nicholson, this class is for playwrights, directors, dramaturgs, and actors.