Spring 2023 Theatre Arts AT6051 section 001


Call Number 14846
Day & Time
W 2:10pm-5:00pm
B10 Schapiro [SCEP]
Points 1
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructors E. C Parker
Scott V Whitehurst
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

The course will focus on how we make/develop new plays with the evolving text at the center of the process.

The course will come at this from different angles and take a close look at the roles of different people/disciplines in the room, giving attention to each. Michael, I haven’t singled out the SM’s here, so I could use some guidance on where/when we might do at least part of a session on their contributions to a new play room. 

The course will be in two rounds, not three, leaving longer for each group to work together, and room to discuss different facets of working on a new play.

Round 1 will be drawn from a play that playwrights are already working on of any length. But they will only PRESENT PART of it at the end of the round.
Round 2 will be based on a prompt and written FOR and ON the actors in the class, or each other if we need non-actors to act. 

Class time will be used for discussions/panels/guests and even maybe some reading assignments around specific topics/concerns, followed by opportunities to either rehearse with actors in the afternoon, or present specific material/text, etc.

The presentations in both rounds will be strictly limited to 15 minutes of material. In the first round, this may be a portion of a play in progress. In round 2, I will ask them to write complete very short (10 min) plays. The teams may present Round 1 in any form they wish - reading, staged reading, on or off book, fully staged scene. Round 2 must be up on its feet and off book, though minimally teched. 

As you can see, the actors and stage managers would be called in to class on certain days only (mostly afternoons).

Web Site Vergil
Department Theatre Arts
Enrollment 24 students (25 max) as of 9:07PM Friday, July 12, 2024
Subject Theatre Arts
Number AT6051
Section 001
Division School of the Arts
Campus Morningside
Fee $50 Theatre Division C
Section key 20231THEA6051R001