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Children's Theater Company (THTR 1162)

Total Credits: 1
Lecture Credits: 1

Description: This course provides you with the opportunity to study one of the world's leading theaters devoted to plays for children and teenagers, the Children's Theater Company (CTC). You will learn about the history, operations, philosophy, mission and artistic goals, and the current season of plays at CTC. You will read in class the script of a current play in production at CTC, then go see that play in performance there and learn how to write a play review about what you saw.

Topical Outline:
1. History of the Children's Theatre Company (CTC), 1961-present
2. Children's Theatre Company's mission statement and artistic goals, past and present, its structural organization, and the programs it offers beyond public performances
3. The CTC's current season of plays
4. The background and script (if available) of the play that the class will see at CTC
5. Write a play review within a specified format

Learning Outcomes:
1. Articulate the history of the CTC from its origins in the 1960's to present
2. Identify and discuss the mission and artistic goals of the CTC, its structural organization, its programming, and its role as an innovator, nationally and internationally
3. Identify and discuss CTC's current season of plays
4. Purchase a ticket to a current CTC play, visit the theatre, and see and report on the performance
5. Articulate a written personal response in play review format to that performance

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

MnTC: Goal 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts