Theatre Arts Classes Fall 2023

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REGISTER FOR FALL CLASSES

AUDITIONS FOR FALL PRODUCTIONS

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FALL
  • All classes are IN-PERSON this fall (except for THAR 1 and THAR 6). Join us in our state-of-the-art Burbank Auditorium as we create community together.

  • Two great shows are auditioning: the play Clue and the musical version of A Christmas Carol.

  • This fall we welcome James Newman as Department Chair/Artistic Director. Please contact him at jnewman@santarosa.edu for individual assistance.
OFFERED ONCE A YEAR

 

THAR 6
MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES IN AMERICAN THEATRE

with Elizabeth Dale

ONLINE *

TTH 10:30AM-12:00AM

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
SHAKESPEARE PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP/LAB 1 & 2

with Leslie McCauley

MW 2:40PM-5:10PM  (+ evening Showcase rehearsals TBA)

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.

This section will meet in person. This sesction requires a concurrent enrollment in THAR 13.2AL.

 

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.

This section meets in person in Burbank 129 Acting Lab.

 

THAR 24
INTRODUCTION TO THE DESIGN PROCESS

with Coleen Scott Trivett

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.

This section meets in person in Burbank room 135.

 

THAR 27
PROPERTIES WORKSHOP

Theo Bridant

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.

This section meets in person in Burbank room 122 Scene Shop.

 

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.

This section has a mandatory 5-hour obligation. 2 hrs lecture and 2 hrs lab will be in person in Burbank room 135 Design Lab and room 175 Studio Theatre. The remaining TBA hour, while still mandatory, is not scheduled. This hour will be met by theatrical management assignments.

 

 

FALL 2023 THEATRE ARTS CLASSES

General Education Courses

  • THAR 1
    World Theatre Through Time

    with John Shillington

    ONLINE *
    MW 9:00AM-10:30AM

    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

    with Sarah Wintermeyer

    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

    with Elizabeth Dale

    TTH 10:30AM-12:00AM
    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.

    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.

Acting & Performing Courses
 

  • THAR 10A
    Introduction to Acting

    MW 9:00AM-11:30AM (Sarah Wintermeyer)

    MW 12:00PM-2:30PM (Leslie McCauley)

    TTH 12:00PM-2:30PM (Leslie McCauley)

    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.

    This section meets in person in Burbank 129 Acting Lab.

  • THAR 10B
    Scene Study and Characterization

    with Elizabeth Dale

    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 meets in person in Burbank room 129 Acting Lab. Students with 5pm class following THAR 10B may petition for schedule overlap; Email instructor for details.

  • THAR 13.2A/AL
    Shakespeare Workshop 1

    with Leslie McCauley

    MW 2:40PM-5:10PM  (+ evening Showcase rehearsals TBA)

    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

    This section meets in person. This section requires concurrent enrollment in THAR 13.2AL

  • THAR 13.2B/BL
    Shakespeare Workshop 2

    with Leslie McCauley

    MW 2:40PM-5:10PM  (+ evening Showcase rehearsals TBA)

    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

    This section meets in person. This section requires successful completion of THAR 13.2A and concurrent enrollment in THAR 13.2BL.

  • 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.

    This section will meet in person in Burbank 129 Acting Lab.

Costuming and Makeup Courses
 

  • THAR 21A
    Intro to Costume Technology

    with Coleen Scott Trivett

    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.

    This section will meet in person in Burbank room 112 Costume Studio.

  • THAR 21B
    Costume Technology 2

    with Coleen Scott Trivett

    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.

    This section meets in person in Burbank room 112 Costume Studio.

  • THAR 22
    Theatre Makeup Design

    with Coleen Scott Trivett

    W 1:00PM-5:00PM

    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.

    Both levels required for the Makeup Certificate. Elective on the Costuming Certificate.

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

    This section meets in person in Burbank room 117 Makeup Lab.

  • THAR 121.3
    Corset Construction

    with Coleen Scott Trivett

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

    The course consists of a mandatory 5 hours divided in this way: 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab scheduled in person TTh 3-5PM. The additional 1 hour of in-person TBA lab will be met either before or after the scheduled class time, depending on the student’s availability.

    The course requires successful completion of THAR 21A or FASH 70A or equivalent.

    This section meets in person in Burbank room 112 Costume Studio.

Theatrical Design Courses
 

  • THAR 24
    Introduction to the Design Process

    with Coleen Scott Trivett

    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.

    This section meets in person in Burbank room 135.

Theatre Management Courses
 

  • THAR 29
    Introduction to Theatre Management

    with Justin Smith

    MW 10:30AM-12:30PM (+1 flexible 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.

    This section has a mandatory 5-hour obligation. 2 hrs lecture and 2 hrs lab will be in person in Burbank room 135 Design Lab and room 175 Studio Theatre. The remaining TBA hour, while still mandatory, is not scheduled. This hour will be met by theatrical management assignments.

Stagecraft Courses
 

  • THAR 20
    Introduction to Stagecraft

    with Justin Smith

    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.

    This section will meet in person in Burbank 122 Scene Shop.

Props Design & Construction Courses
 

Production Courses: Crewing & Construction
 

  • THAR 25
    Production Lab: General

    with Justin Smith

    This class is for students working on the 1-2 fall productions in person. Mandatory orientation meeting for new and returning students will be held Wednesday 8/23 from 5:30-6:30pm 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 25.1
    Production Lab: Costume Crew

    with Coleen Scott Trivett

    This class is for students working on the 1-2 fall productions in person. Mandatory orientation meeting for new and returning students will be held Wednesday 8/23 from 5:30-6:30pm 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

    with Justin Smith

    This class is for students working on the 1-2 fall productions in person. Mandatory orientation meeting for new and returning students will be held Wednesday 8/23 from 5:30-6:30pm 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 25.4
    Production Lab: Production Makeup Crew

    with Coleen Scott Trivett

    This class is for students working on the 1-2 fall productions in person. Mandatory orientation meeting for new and returning students will be held Wednesday 8/23 from 5:30-6:30pm 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 25.5
    Production Lab: Production Construction

    with Justin Smith (and Theo Bridant)

    This class is for students working on the 1-2 fall productions in person. Mandatory orientation meeting for new and returning students will be held Wednesday 8/23 from 5:30-6:30pm 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.

Production Courses: Performing In a Show
 

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