Theatre Arts Classes Fall 2022

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THAR 6
MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES IN AMERICAN THEATRE

ONLINE * with John Shillington

TTH 9:00AM-10:30AM

An introduction to influences and trends in theatre of the United States through the study of contemporary African American, Asian American, Latinx, Native American, and Arab American drama. The course will focus on script analysis, video presentations, and play productions to gain a deeper understanding of theatrical expression within each cultural heritage.

Satisfies Area E (Humanities) and Area G (American Cultures/Ethnic Studies) for the SRJC Associate Degree; Area C1 (Arts) for the CSU GE pattern; and Area 3A (Arts) for the IGETC. Requirement on the Theatre Arts AA, as well as the Stagecraft and Management Certificates. Elective on the Makeup Certificate.

Zoom meetings will take place for each class session at the days/time(s) listed above. Students are expected to be online with a functioning mic and camera for the duration of the live session. More details will be provided in the syllabus distributed by the instructor.

 

THAR 13.2A/B  &  THAR 13.2AL/BL
PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP:  SHAKESPEARE
with Leslie McCauley

MW 2:30PM-5:00PM  (+ evening Showcase rehearsals TBA Nov. 28-Dec. 8; Showcase Dec. 9)

Introduction to performing Shakespeare through an exploration of historical context, text analysis, acting theory, and performance techniques. Includes both in-depth monologue and scene work, resulting in a showcase performance open to the public. (Prerequisite:  THAR 10B)

Optional requirement for the Theatre Arts Acting Certificate.

 

THAR 19
INTRODUCTION TO MOVEMENT & MASK
with Reed Martin

M 6:30PM-9:30PM

Fundamental study of movement and masks for the student performer. Emphasis is placed on developing within the actor an understanding of their body as an instrument of expression and communication. The course encompasses exercises and improvisational explorations based on a variety of techniques for developing body and spatial awareness. These include an introduction to mime, the use of Neutral Mask and character masks, and ensemble development exercises.

Requirement for the Theatre Arts Acting Certificate.

 

THAR 24
INTRODUCTION TO THE DESIGN PROCESS
with Coleen Trivett Scott

TTH 10:00AM-12:30PM

An introduction to the collaborative process of theatrical design through hypothetical and/or actualized team projects in which students focus on one or more design areas (scenery, costume, lighting, sound, props, makeup and hair). The course covers all aspects of the design process, including script analysis, research methodology, conceptualization, and communication skills, as well as careers in theatrical design.

Elective for the Theatre Arts AA for Transfer. Requirement for the Theatre Arts Costuming Certificate, Makeup Design Certificate, and Stagecraft Certificate. Elective for Stage Management Certificate.

 

THAR 27
PROPERTIES WORKSHOP
with Theo Bridant (and Coleen Scott Trivett)

M 6:00PM-10:00PM

Introduction to the basic materials, techniques and creative process involved in the design and construction of stage properties (commonly called props), as well as historical and conceptual aspects of properties design. Class content will include development of properties for SRJC productions.

Requirement for Stagecraft Certificate. Elective for Costuming Certificate and Makeup Design Certificate.

 

THAR 29
INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE MANAGEMENT
with Justin Smith

MW 10:30AM-12:30PM  (+ 1 flexible lab hour per week)

Introduction to the principles of management in the theatre, with an emphasis on practical stage management techniques, responsibilities, methods, tools, ethics and essential skills. Course work includes lectures, hands-on activities, computer-based assignments, and front-of-house management for one or more SRJC Theatre Arts productions.

Requirement for Theatre Management Certificate. Elective for Acting Certificate.

 

 

FALL 2022 THEATRE ARTS CLASSES

General Education Courses
 

  • THAR 1
    World Theatre Through Time

    MW 9:00AM-10:30AM 
    ONLINE *

    Journey back in time on this “tour” of great plays and amazing developments that have transformed theatre around the world. An exciting exploration of world history from a theatrical perspective.

    Zoom meetings will take place for each class session at the days/time(s) listed above. Students are expected to be online with a functioning mic and camera for the duration of the live session. More details will be provided in the syllabus distributed by the instructor.

  • THAR 2
    Introduction to Theatre Arts

    TTH 10:30AM-12:00PM

    Through a lively mixture of lecture, play- attendance, and hands-on exercises, you’ll be introduced to the theatre as both an intriguing art form and important social forum. Learn about the many arts-including playwriting, design, directing, and acting-that make up this incredible art form.

  • THAR 6
    Multicultural Perspectives In American Theatre

    TTH 9:00AM-10:30AM
    ONLINE *

    An introduction to influences and trends in theatre of the United States through the study of contemporary African American, Asian American, Latinx, Native American, and Arab American drama. The course will focus on script analysis, video presentations, and play productions to gain a deeper understanding of theatrical expression within each cultural heritage.

    Zoom meetings will take place for each class session at the days/time(s) listed above. Students are expected to be online with a functioning mic and camera for the duration of the live session. More details will be provided in the syllabus distributed by the instructor.

    Course Outline

Acting & Performing Courses
 

  • THAR 10A
    Introduction to Acting

    MW 9:00AM-11:30AM

    MW 12:00PM-2:30PM

    TTH 12:00PM-2:30PM

    Have you dabbled in acting or always wanted to try? Here’s the perfect beginning class...fun, safe and filled with people just like you. NO experience necessary...really! And a great foundation for those with some experience as well.

  • THAR 10B
    Scene Study and Characterization

    TTH 2:40PM-5:10PM

    Take your acting skills to the next level with this exciting course!  Focusing on character development and scene work, it also prepares you for next year’s advanced classes and productions. (Prerequisite: THAR 10A or challenge exam/audition; contact instructor for more info!)

    This section will meet in person in Burbank room 129 Acting Lab. Students with 5pm class following THAR 10B may petition for schedule overlap; email instructor for details (swintermeyer@santarosa.edu).

  • THAR 13.2A/13.2B
    Performance Workshop: Shakespeare

    MW 2:30PM-5:00PM
    (+ evening Showcase rehearsals TBA Nov. 28-Dec. 8; Showcase Dec. 9)

    Introduction to performing Shakespeare through an exploration of historical context, text analysis, acting theory, and performance techniques. Includes both in-depth monologue and scene work, resulting in a showcase performance open to the public.

    The above section(s) requires concurrent enrollment in THAR 13.2AL or BL. If the section is closed and requiring an add code, please contact Leslie McCauley (lmccauley@santarosa.edu) to be placed on a wait list.

  • THAR 13.2AL/13.2BL
    Performance Workshop Lab: Shakespeare

    MW 2:30PM-5:00PM
    (+ evening Showcase rehearsals TBA Nov. 28-Dec. 8; Showcase Dec. 9)

    The above section(s) requires concurrent enrollment in THAR 13.2A or B and results in two, live evening showcase performances on 12/16/2022. If the section is closed and requiring an add code, please contact Leslie McCauley (lmccauley@santarosa.edu) to be placed on a wait list. All rehearsals and performances will be live, in-person in the Burbank Studio Theatre.

  • THAR 19
    Introduction to Movement & Mask

    M 6:30PM-9:30PM

    Fundamental study of movement and masks for the student performer. Emphasis is placed on developing within the actor an understanding of their body as an instrument of expression and communication. The course encompasses exercises and improvisational explorations based on a variety of techniques for developing body and spatial awareness. These include an introduction to mime, the use of Neutral Mask and character masks, and ensemble development exercises.

Costuming and Makeup Courses
 

  • THAR 21A
    Intro to Costume Tech

    TTH 1:30PM-4:00PM

    Whether you can sew or not, you’ll love this exciting introduction to the world of costuming (and, yep, you’ll learn how to sew, too).

    This section requires a corequisite of THAR 25 or THAR 25.1, working with 1-2 live productions this spring.

  • THAR 21B
    Costume Technology 2

    TTH 1:30PM-4:00PM

    This course continues application of methods, materials, and techniques used in costume construction with additional emphasis on related crafts and design as applied to the creative storytelling process of a public performance, at an intermediate level. This section requires successful completion of THAR 21A.

  • THAR 22
    Makeup Design for Stage & Screen

    W 1:00PM-5:00PM

    Both levels required for the Makeup Certificate. Elective on the Costuming Certificate. Introduction to the materials and techniques of makeup design for stage, screen, and studio. Covers traditional and contemporary techniques of makeup application in both classroom and production environments.

    Requires a corequisite of THAR 25.4 or THAR 25 working on 1-2 productions this spring

  • THAR 121.1
    Stage Costuming: Intro to Historical Draping

    TTH 3:00PM-5:00PM + 1 hour per week

    Practical application of methods, materials, and techniques used in draping a pattern for historical costume construction, with emphasis on costume construction for a current Theatre Arts production. (Students with prior sewing experience may petition to waive the prerequisite by submitting a Prerequisite Challenge form with Admissions.)

Theatrical Design Courses
 

  • THAR 24
    Introduction to the Design Process

    TTH 10:00AM-12:30PM

    An introduction to the collaborative process of theatrical design through hypothetical and/or actualized team projects in which students focus on one or more design areas (scenery, costume, lighting, sound, props, makeup and hair). The course covers all aspects of the design process, including script analysis, research methodology, conceptualization, and communication skills, as well as careers in theatrical design.

Theatre Management Courses
 

  • THAR 29
    Introduction to Theatre Management

    MW 10:30AM-12:30PM + 1 hour per week

    Introduction to the principles of management in the theatre, with an emphasis on practical stage management techniques, responsibilities, methods, tools, ethics and essential skills. Course work includes lectures, hands-on activities, computer-based assignments, and front-of-house management for one or more SRJC Theatre Arts productions.

  • THAR 29L
    Theatre Management Laboratory

    Course hours to be arranged. Evening and weekend hours are required.
    Registration by interview (Contact instructor.) * 

    Practical experience in one or more areas of theatre management for public performances. Students apply and develop their managerial skills and knowledge within the context of a full Theatre Arts production.Methods, materials and techniques of realizing the physical production on the stage, which include scenery, properties, lighting, and sound.

    This section is by interview only for a limited number of students to stage manage the 2022-2023 Theatre Arts productions. Evening and weekend hours are required. More details will be provided by the instructor during the interview, as well as in the course syllabus.

Stagecraft Courses
 

  • THAR 20
    Introduction to Stagecraft

    TTH 2:30PM-5:00PM + 1 hour per week

    Ever wanted to know how theatre magic is created? Curious about how they build those great sets or achieve those cool lighting effects? Find out in this class filled with creative and practical skills used in the theatre. Methods, materials and techniques of realizing the physical production on the stage, which include scenery, properties, lighting, and sound.

    This class requires a corequisite of THAR 25 or THAR 25.2, working with 1-2 live productions this spring. The 17.5 TBA hours will be met by working on productions in the scene shop.

Props Design & Construction Courses
 

  • THAR 27
    Properties Workshop

    M 6:00PM-10:00PM

    Introduction to the basic materials, techniques and creative process involved in the design and construction of stage properties (commonly called props), as well as historical and conceptual aspects of properties design. Class content will include development of properties for SRJC productions.

  • THAR 127.3
    Properties Workshop: Foam Carving & Food Properties

    M 6:00PM-10:00PM

    This course provides intermediate instruction in the skills involved in the design, coordination, and construction of stage properties (commonly called props), with a focus on foam carving and theatrical food properties preparation and construction skills. Students will work on focus-related projects, as well as properties for SRJC production.

Production Courses: Crewing & Construction
 

  • THAR 25
    Production Lab: General

    Ever wanted to know how theatre magic is created? Curious about how they build those great sets or achieve those cool lighting effects? Find out in this class filled with creative and practical skills used in the theatre.

    This class is for students working on the 1-2 spring productions. Mandatory orientation meeting for new and returning students will be held in the fall time TBD. Attendance required. This section requires evening and weekend hours and each class meeting (rehearsals and performances) will be in person, live in Burbank Auditorium. More details will be provided in the syllabus distributed by the instructor.

  • THAR 25.1
    Production Lab: Costume Crew

    This class is for students working on the 1-2 spring productions. Mandatory orientation meeting for new and returning students will be held 1/25 from 5:10-6:10PM in Room 161. Attendance required. This section requires evening and weekend hours and each class meeting (rehearsals and performances) will be in person, live in Burbank Auditorium. More details will be provided in the syllabus distributed by the instructor.

  • THAR 25.2
    Production Lab: Running Crew

    This class is for students working on the 1-2 spring productions. Mandatory orientation meeting for new and returning students will be held in the fall time TBD. Attendance required. This section requires evening and weekend hours and each class meeting (rehearsals and performances) will be in person, live in Burbank Auditorium. More details will be provided in the syllabus distributed by the instructor.

  • THAR 25.4
    Production Lab: Production Makeup Crew

    This class is for students working on the 1-2 spring productions. Mandatory orientation meeting for new and returning students will be held in the fall time TBD. Attendance required. This section requires evening and weekend hours and each class meeting (rehearsals and performances) will be in person, live in Burbank Auditorium. More details will be provided in the syllabus distributed by the instructor.

  • THAR 25.5
    Production Lab: Production Construction

    This class is for students working on the 1-2 spring productions. This section has a focus on lighting and sound, or scenery construction. Days and hours to be arranged during scheduled scene shop and hang and focus hours (may include selected weekdays and weekends).

    Mandatory orientation meeting for new and returning students will be held in the fall time TBD. Attendance required.

Production Courses: Performing In a Show
 

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