Music Theater Lab

CoPA Cross-Disciplinary: Coll of Performing Arts

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Majors Only
Music Theater Lab
Fall 2023
Taught By: Heath Saunders
Section: A

CRN: 12827

Credits: 3

Musical Theater Performance Lab: Elements of Musical Theater Style is a collaborative theatrical work space for the study and development of the American Musical Theater in the 21st Century. The complexity and variety of musical theater works across its relatively short history reject simplistic classification--and even still, there are atomic elements that are consistent across the ever-expanding form. The course will be focused on a seemingly simple question: what makes musical theater musical theater? Classwork will be based on the analysis, exploration, and performance of pre-existing works, and development of original material focused on defining and honing the unique contributions each individual student has to offer the collaborative process. The latter half of the class will be focused on musical and dramatic stylistic studies rooted in the interests of the specific students in the class — their personal histories, curricula, and degree programs — and turning those interests into new theatrical material. The class is designed to forward each students’ particular needs while creating a collaborative environment that can focus on larger scale work.

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Coll of Performing Arts (COPA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 17

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:22am EDT 9/29/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th
Room: 450
Date Range: 8/28/2023 - 12/11/2023