Programs - Educational Theatre

New Plays for Young Audiences: Course Offerings



COURSE IN THEATRE PRACTICES
Participate in the New Plays Series; attend rehearsals, meetings with the playwrights, directors and dramaturges and experience the procedures of bringing new scripts to life.

*Theatre Practices: Problems in Play Production, The Development of New Plays

MPAET-GE 2152 (3 points)
June 5-22, MTWR 6:30-8:45pm
Prof. Joe Salvatore

Theories and methods of play development including script analysis, rehearsals and presentation of works-in-progress. Students in MPAET-GE 2152 work with visiting playwrights, directors, and dramaturgs, attend rehearsals, and participate in the step-by-step procedures of bringing new scripts to life. This practical course, designed for teachers, directors, playwrights, and producers, gives particular attention to script selection, play analysis and rehearsal techniques. Also, those attending Study Abroad Programs in England and Ireland may take this course.

Introduction to Theatre for Young Audiences
MPAET.GE2005/MPAET.UE.1005 (2-4 credits)
June 9, 16, 23: Fridays, 5-9pm
June 10, 17, 24: Saturdays, 2-6pm
Dr. Philip Taylor

The program offers a dramatic literature summer intensive over three weekends on theatre for young audiences. Students study classic and current texts. They will explore the approaches and challenges in writing theatrical works for children. Also, those attending Study Abroad Programs in England and Ireland may take this course.


Everyday Heroes by Laurie Brooks, 2002