This course is an advanced hands-on course in theatre production. In this course the students will participate in the creation of a theatrical production from casting to performance in one of these four areas: acting, design, directing, or stage management. In acting the student will develop the ability to create a character through the rehearsal process while increasing confidence and poise. In the design areas the student will research past productions, develop a design concept for the production, and execute the final design. In directing the student will choose a production for performance, research said production, develop a production concept, hold auditions, and hold rehearsal for said production up to the last performance of said production. The Stage Manager will work with the director to coordinate all aspects of a given production and also be responsible for the back stage areas during performance. Students will also explore the significance of theatre in our society.
Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor
For 1 credit, 2 credits, or 3 laboratory credits offered both fall and spring.
Student must accumulate three credits (in any combination) to meet SUNY General Education requirement in the Arts. Students may successfully complete a combination of four credits of THEA 150 or THEA 160 toward graduation