Courses

The Theater and Performance Program offers courses in Context, Technique, and Creative Practice and Research. Students are required to take classes in all three areas of study.

Context

Context courses include the history of theater and performance, contemporary practice, theories of theater and performance, dramatic literature, and world theater. Current Context courses include:
* Introduction to Theater & Performance: Revolutions in Time and Space
* Introduction to Theater History
* History of East Village Performance
* Shakespeare: The Director and the Text

 

Technique

Technique courses include skills-based classes in playwriting, directing, acting, voice, movement, dramatic structure, performance, and composition. Current Technique courses include:
* Acting for Non-Majors
* Introduction to Playwriting
* Introduction to Acting: The Actor & the Moment
* Directing Seminar
* Advanced Acting: Physical Comedy and Clown
* Advanced Scene Study

Creative Practice and Research

Creative Practice and Research comprises productions, performance laboratories, master classes and specialized workshops. Current Creative Practice and Research courses include:
* Writing Plays with Demons and Ghosts
* Visiting Artist Lab:Composition
* Visual Performance
* Performing Arendt

Moderation

Before Moderation the curriculum emphasizes courses in Context and Technique, ensuring that a strong foundation is built in the first two years study. After Moderation more prominence is given to Creative Practice and Research.