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Theater in the Twin Cities (THTR 1150)

Total Credits: 2
Lecture Credits: 2

Description: This course is designed to help you develop an appreciation for and an understanding of the live theater experience. You will attend three to four plays at Twin Cities area theaters; analyze one of these performances in a written play review; meet theater artists; and become familiar with theater criticism, theater operations, and artistic policies of various local theater companies. A student ticket fee will cover the expense of the ticket prices for the shows attended by the class.

Topical Outline:
1. Experience live theatre
2. Theatres in the Twin Cities including the Guthrie, the Jungle, Children's Theatre, Mixed Blood and Penumbra
3. Analysis of a play in performance from a critical perspective
4. Theatre makers: actors, directors, playwrights
5. Technical theatre makers: lighting, sound, stagecraft

Learning Outcomes:
1. Articulate written and oral responses to plays and performances
2. Recognize the relationship of theatres in the Twin Cities to the greater community
3. Identify the role of administration in professional theatre
4. Articulate connections between community, educational, profit and non-profit theatres in the Twin Cities

Prerequisites:  Placement into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042

MnTC: Goal 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts