Theatre Performance & Trng (TPP)
This course introduces students to the acting process through class exercises, improvisation, and application to text. Emphasis is placed on playing objectives within the context of obstacles and in relationship with other characters. This course may be taken for maximum credit of 6.
This course is a continuation of TPP 1110 "Acting 1" with special emphasis on the various techniques of developing characterization utilizing scripted materials. The course also includes text analysis and advanced techniques of relaxation and concentration and the development of the acting instrument. This course may be taken for maximum credit of 6.
This course is an overview of the process of stage acting. Through exercises and improvisational techniques, specific modern acting styles and techniques will be explored.
Students will develop and present audition monologues in four styles: Realism (comic and serious), classical (Shakespeare), and musical. Students will develop and practice techniques for cold readings from scripts and develop personal acting resumes. This course may be taken for maximum credit of 6.
Students will develop effective vocal and physical control, as well as flexibility, through exercises in relaxation, breathing, voice production, and movement. Students will also integrate voice, body, and imagination. This course may be taken for a maximum credit of 6.
This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles and techniques of play direction. Students will engage in script selection and analysis, interpretation, auditions and casting, and staging. The course emphasizes the director’s role in unifying a production. Principles and practices are explored through scripts, readings, lectures, activities, and projects.
Selected topics in theatre performance based on the needs and areas of interest of the class and performance. May include laboratory and field work as part of the class. Topics may include workshops on Meisner, Growtowski and Viewpoints as well as student products and internships. This course may be taken for maximum credit of 9.