Theater (THR)

THR S111 Theatre Appreciation

3 credits (3+0)
GER. Survey of theatre with a focus on artists who contribute to theatrical production viewed within the context of historical styles and development.

THR S211 Theatre History and Literature I

3 credits (3+0)
GER. Theater in its Western historical context, coupling a study of theatrical modes with the reading of plays from different time periods, from ancient Greek theater through 18th century drama. When possible, local guest artists meet with students, and classes attend performances. Readings may include Sophocles, Euripides, Shakespeare, Behn and Moliere.
Prerequisite: ENGL S111 (C or higher) or instructor permission.

THR S212 Theatre History and Literature II

3 credits (3+0)
GER. Theater in its Western historical context, coupling a study of theatrical modes with the reading of plays from 19th century theatre of realism through 20th century and contemporary drama. When possible, local guest artists meet with students, and classes attend performances. Readings may include Ibsen, Chekhov, Williams, Churchill, and Havel.
Prerequisite: ENGL S111 (C or higher) or instructor permission.

THR S218 Studies in Theater

3 credits (3+0)
Analysis and application of selected topics from theater, including but not limited to stagecraft, arts administration, and directing. The specific topic is announced in the semester schedule. May be repeated for credit when content varies.
Prerequisite: ENGL S111 (C or higher) or instructor permission.

THR S219 Theatre Performance: Selected Topics

3 credits (1+4)
Study and practice of acting technique through a variety of on-your-feet acting exercises. A series of monologues and scene work will be performed throughout the class, both scripted and improvised. This performance-focused course will include presentation for an audience. The specific topic is announced in the semester schedule. May be repeated for credit when content varies.THR S219, S419 stacked.

THR S221 Acting I

3 credits (1+4)
An introduction to the basics of truthful acting, using prepared and improvised exercises to explore acting techniques. Moment to moment acting, analyzing text for actions and objectives, and application through work on scenes from modern plays. Process-oriented with a final presented scene and/or monologue.

THR S222 Acting II

3 credits (1+4)
A rigorous study of the vocal and physical aspects of acting, with focus on expressive use of voice and body. Includes Linklater voice production and Skinner stage speech and direction, as well as Anne Bogart's Viewpoints. For experienced actors, voice and body work will be connected to use of imagination and play.

THR S331 Directing

3 credits (1+4)
Direction of short plays for drama-lab production. Four hours lab per week required. Four hours lab per week required.
Prerequisite: THR S221.

THR S418 Advanced Studies in Theater:

3 credits (3+0)
Advanced analysis and application of selected topics from theater, including but not limited to stagecraft, arts administration, and directing. The specific topic is announced in the semester schedule. May be repeated for credit when content varies.
Prerequisite: C or higher in ENGL S211 and a lower division THR course, or instructor permission.

THR S419 Theatre Performance: Selected Topics

3 credits (1+4)
Advanced study and practice of acting technique through a variety of on-your-feet acting exercises, script analysis, and new approaches to character. A series of monologues and scene work will be performed throughout the class, both scripted and improvised. This performance-focused course will include presentation for an audience. The specific topic is announced in the semester schedule. May be repeated for credit when content varies.
Prerequisite: THR S219, S221, or S222.