Diving into the history and craft of theater
This two-semester program offers you the unique experience of combining the historical study and the creative making of theater. As part of this program, you will take two courses in the fall: (1) a collaborative acting course, capped at fifteen students, which covers a wide range of historical and contemporary performance experiences and techniques, and (2) “Theater Culture Studies I,” which surveys theater and performance from ancient Greece to the Renaissance, across eastern and western traditions. The course includes the “Fragment Project,” in which students combine research and creative skills to recreate and perform a lost ancient Greek play.
We also take a class spring trip to Chicago to attend performances at the Steppenwolf Theater, the Goodman Theater, and the Chicago Shakespeare Festival.