Students develop their understanding of Drama as both enactment and reflection. In small groups, they playbuild, beginning with observed then developed characters, presenting their works to a wide audience. As part of that process, they experiment with a variety of theatre spaces that might accomodate their works. They document their process and write deep reflections on its effectiveness.
This course is an integrated study of Improvisation, Playbuilding and Acting, Theatrical Traditions and Performance Styles and Elements of Production in Performance. Students develop performance skills through exploring performance spaces, acting techniques, dramatic structures, and theatrical conventions. Through the viewing of performances, improvising in both structured and unstructured scenarios, and the development of those scenarios to performance ready pieces, students gain skills and knowledge in the elements of production.