The program fulfills two practicum requirements for theater majors.
1. THA 130aj Suzuki
Taught by Professor Adrianne Krstansky
Developed by the Japanese theater artist Tadashi Suzuki, the Suzuki method of acting training develops physical strength, stamina and agility while engaging the imagination and will of the actor.
Through a series of walks, statues and marches, students are taught to breathe and move from the core of their bodies. This training allows students to act from physical impulse, resulting in a deep and personal experience of language and the world of play. Four credits.
Prerequisite: THA 2a or permission of the instructor. Undergraduates may repeat this course twice for credit, once with each instructor.
- Physical Education: one course
- CA School of Creative Arts distribution requirement
- Non-Western Comparative Studies requirement
2. THA 32aj The Collaborative Process
An exploration of the process of collaborative creation from the idea to performance. Students work as performers, directors, writers and designers to create original theater pieces based on current events, literature, theater, genres and personal obsessions.
Students will engage in writing exercises geared toward generating material for their collaborative performance. There will also be writing workshop sessions. This class will also train students in Viewpoint Technique, a highly physical method of creating theater that awakens in students the value of ensemble and kinesthetic response.
Students will participate in exercises that teach them how to articulate elements of time and space onstage, such as spatial relationship, tempo, kinesthetic response, gesture, architecture, repetition, topography and floor pattern. Four credits.
Prerequisites: THA 2a or permission of instructor. May be repeated once for credit.
Attributes: CA School of Creative Arts distribution requirement
3. THA 190aj Theater Laboratory
(New course pending university approval)
A hands-on course, providing exposure to and experience in the performance process and the various aspects of theatrical production.
Students enrolling in this course must be involved in an aspect of a theatrical production that will require their participation in rehearsal and production (i.e., stage manager, director, lead actor, assistant director, etc.). Students must be participating in a performance sponsored by the theater arts department. Four credits
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor