Course code:



M - Intermediate

Class size limit:


Meets the following requirements:

  • ADS - Arts & Design Studio

Lab fee:


Typically offered:

Every other year

This course provides practical experience in the processes required to build a theatrical production. Because each rendition of the class focuses on new source material, new production methods and concepts, students may receive credit for this course multiple times. Students research, rehearse, and produce a performance for the public in collaboration with a faculty director. The material and pedagogical focus of the course changes with each successive rendition. The number of students enrolled in the course varies depending upon the demands of the project. Students with any or no experience in theater are welcome but priority is based on seniority and/or specific academic investment in the given project, process, or subject matter. In most cases, all assignments (cast and crew) will be made the previous term, through auditions and interviews. Those interested in non-actor aspects of production (set design, light and sound design, stage management, dramaturgy etc.) are especially encouraged. The course meets four days a week and those enrolled must be available for a certain amount of additional collaborative work outside class time (extra rehearsals, construction and tech work, plus final performance dates and strike). A production schedule will be available by week one. Evaluation is based on demonstrated commitment to the process as well as a final reflective paper based on the experience. Default grading option is Credit/No Credit.



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