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Lab Theater (THTR 1165)

Total Credits: 2
Lecture Credits: 2

Description: This course gives you the opportunity for hands-on work experience in acting, directing, or designing in student productions of one-act plays, culminating in live public performances of your work near the end of the semester. You will choose to be an actor, director, designer, or producer/marketer and work through the entire process of production. You will compile a journal as you go, write short essays articulating your response to your chosen play and to your production processes, and discuss/evaluate your plans with your instructor and classmates. After the public performances you will assess with your instructor and classmates in writing and discussion the outcomes of your work.

Topical Outline:
1. Fundamentals of all elements involved in creating and/or selecting scripts for small-scale theatrical productions
2. Fundamentals of all elements involved in producing a small-scale theatrical production from page to stage performance
3. Active participation in theatrical production of selected scripts leading to final public performances
4. Personal journal writing/documentation throughout the production process, including post-production evaluation

Learning Outcomes:
1. Carry out all the elements of small-scale theatrical production from page to stage
2. Apply the fundamentals of play production in a sequenced process from pre-production to public performance of either original material or selected published scripts
3. Write and use a written journal entry format to capture the personal process and evolution of live theatrical events and aid in the completion of the necessary sequenced tasks
4. Evaluate and discuss in written and oral form the finished work of the group

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

MnTC: Goal 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts