THE 101 : Introduction to Theatre

This is a fundamental course designed to acquaint students with all phases of theatre. Students will explore the basics of acting, directing, script analysis, playwriting, and design. By engaging in hands on, experiential learning, Students will begin to understand the basic methods and tools of theatre making. This course ultimately wants students to wrestle with the dialectical nature of theatre in pursuit of the truth. Students will come away with an appreciation for how truth in dramatic work is a powerful tool for personal, cultural, and societal development. Conmpetency met: Humanities (6.0), Ethical Dimensions (7.0). Fall; Spring

  1. Analyze plays and performance to be able to locate and name the major turning points, Aristotelian elements, actions, objectives, key circumstances, theme, spine, world pf the play, and translate these into creative choices.
  2. Define, describe and demonstrate the role and function of four major positions of theatre personnel (Actor, Director, Playwright, Designer).
  3. Discuss the role of theatre in society, and the responsibility of the theatre artist in society.
  4. Create and evaluate theatrical material (written, performed, drawn, constructed, devised) based on a deep sense of self, analysis of texts, research, collaboration, and close reading.
  5. Synthesize ideas drawn from various writings, and make bold, innovative and risky creative choices based on the conclusions.

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