96-97 LS&A Bulletin

Theatre and Drama

2550 Frieze Building

Professor Erik Fredricksen, Chair

May be elected as a departmental concentration program


John Russell Brown, Theatre Studies

Erik Fredricksen, Acting, Theatrical Combat

Philip Kerr, Acting and Directing, Director of Studio Training

Betty Jean Jones, Theatre Studies

Associate Professors

Bert Cardullo, Theatre Studies, B.A. Advisor

John Neville-Andrews, Acting and Directing

OyamO, Playwriting

Martin Walsh, Theatre Studies

Leigh A. Woods, Acting and Head of Graduate Theatre Studies

Assistant Professors

Nephelie Andonyadis, Costume and Scene Design

Gary Decker, Technical Theatre

Jessica Hahn, Costume, Head of Design

Annette Masson, Voice, Head of Performance

Vince Mountain, Set Design

Rob Murphy, Lighting Design

Henry P. Reynolds, III, Master electrician, Sound, Computer Systems Administrator

Jerald Schwiebert, Acting and Movement

Renee Simmons, Acting

Nancy Uffner, Stage Management

Adjunct Professor

Jeff Daniels, Acting

Adjunct Assistant Professors

Jeffrey S. Kuras, Managing Director, University Productions

Mark L. Sullivan, Production Manager


Marc Berg, Sound

Susan Crabtree, Scene Painting

Rob Dennis, Properties

Sarah-Jane Gwillim, Acting

Robert Haven, Costume Crafts

Rich Lindsay, Scenery

Julie Marsh, Costume Construction

Janet Maylie, Acting

Vickie Sadler, Stage Make-up

Marla Strickland, Arts Administration

Nancy Uffner, Stage Management

The undergraduate A.B. program in Theatre and Drama is intended to promote an understanding and appreciation of both those subjects, while recognizing their ultimate inseparability. The program's curriculum is designed primarily for those looking for a liberal arts education, one which could also lead to further academic study of theatre and drama. (For students planning a professional career in theatre, the department's B.F.A. program is more appropriate.) The A.B. program also offers many courses to the non-concentrator who is interested in theatre and drama and who may wish to participate in the processes of theatre-making.

Courses in Theatre and Drama (Division 695)

101. Introduction to Acting 1. Permission of instructor. Open to non-concentrators. (3). (Excl).

102. Introduction to Acting 2. Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

181(236). Acting I. Permission of instructor (audition). (3). (Excl).

211/RC Hums. 280/English 245. Introduction to Drama and Theatre. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in RC Hums. 281. (4). (HU).

222/CAAS 341. Introduction to Black Theatre. (3). (HU).

233/CAAS 342. Acting and the Black Experience. Permission of instructor (brief interview). (3). (HU).

241. Directing I. Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

242. Directing II. Theatre 241 and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

245. Introduction to Stage Management. Theatre 250. (2). (Excl).

250. Introduction to Technical Theatre Practices. (3). (Excl).

251. Production Practicum 1. (1). (Excl).

252. Production Practicum 2. Theatre 251 and permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

260. Introduction to Design. Theatre 250. (3). (Excl).

261. Production Practicum 3. Theatre 250 and 251. (1). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

262. Production Practicum 4. Theatre 261. (1). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

321/English 443. History of Theatre I. (3). (HU).

322/English 444. History of Theatre II. (3). (HU).

333. Cross-Cultural Collaboration I. (3). (Excl).

334. Cross-Cultural Collaboration II. (3). (Excl).

341. Directing III. Theatre 242 and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

342. Directing IV. Theatre 341 and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

345. Stage Management Practicum: Plays. Theatre 245 and permission of instructor. (2-3). (Excl). May be elected for a total of 4 credits.

351. Production Practicum 5. Theatre 261 and 262. (1-3). (Excl).

352. Production Practicum 6. Theatre 351. (1-3). (Excl).

353. Sound for the Theatre. Theatre 250 and permission of instructor. (2). (Excl).

360. Scene Design I. Theatre 250 or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

385. Performing Arts Management. Permission of instructor. (2). (Excl).

386. Practicum in Performing Arts Management. Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

390. Honors Tutorial. Open only to junior Honors concentrators. (1). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

391. Honors Tutorial. Open only to junior Honors concentrators. (1). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

392. Honors Tutorial. Open only to Honors concentrators. (1). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

393. Honors Tutorial. Open only to Honors concentrators. (1). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

399. Topics in Drama. (1-3). (Excl).

400. Directed Reading. Permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

401. Independent Study in Production. Permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be elected for a total of 6 credits.

402. Ideas of Theatre: Dramatic Theory and Criticism. Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

403. Design and Production Function I. (2). (Excl).

404. Design and Production Function II. (2). (Excl).

420. Playwriting Toward Production. Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

423/English 449. American Theatre and Drama. (3). (HU).

445. Stage Management Practicum: Opera and Musicals. Theatre 245. (2-3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of 4 credits.

460. Scene Design II. Theatre 360. (3). (Excl).

462. Drafting. Theatre 250. (2). (Excl).

463. Design Rendering. Theatre 260, 360, or 370. (3). (Excl).

464. Scene Painting for the Theatre. Theatre 250. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($30) required.

466. History of Decor. Theatre 260. (3). (Excl).

471. Women's Pattern Drafting. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($30) required.

472. Stage Makeup. (2). (Excl). Lab fee ($30) required.

476. Costume Crafts. (3). (Excl).

477. History of Dress. Theatre 351. (3). (Excl).

490. Honors Tutorial. Enrollment in the departmental Honors program; senior standing. (2). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

495. UBER-Practicum. Permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl).

505. Special Work in Theatre Production and Performance. Permission of instructor. (1-6; 1-3 in the half-term). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).