Text, Image, Sound - Creating Collaborative Theatre

CLLC-L 110 / CLASS 13339 — Spring 2020

Location
Ed Basement
Days and Times
M/W 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., 3 credits
Course Description

Too often theatre classes focus on either history and theory or on practice. Rarely do they bridge this divide. This class endeavors to combine theatre history, theory and practice by giving students the opportunity to investigate the approaches, techniques, and exercises of major twentieth century theatre practitioner pioneers. Through such investigations students will devise theatrical works in ways similar to these innovators. Additionally, these works will not exist as isolated performance pieces; rather, they will be situated within the context of current social, cultural, y political conversations. The class will incorporate improvisation activities, warmups, partner and group exercises, discussion, debates, collaborations, and various projects to facilitate an understanding of and to experience what previous practitioners underwent when devising a non-traditional theatrical work, such as protest theatre or street theatre.

Instructor: Andrés López

Collins Seminars: Selected by Board of Educational Programming (BOEP)