Scene Study: Political Plays

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Scene Study: Political Plays
Fall 2022
Taught By: Zishan Ugurlu
Section: A

CRN: 14049

Credits: 4

In this scene study course, students will be introduced to the primary elements of acting while exploring the process of creating characters through observation, improvisation, and research. By taking a physical approach to acting, students will focus on plays uncovering sociopolitical issues that affect us all. The class will collaborate with legendary theater organization La MaMa, which has been home to many revolutionary pieces from around the world. Course material will include the political plays of theater makers and groups such as Adrienne Kennedy, Amir Baraka, Spiderwoman American Indigenous Performance Troup, Belarus Free Theater, Motus, Living Theater and Actors Without Borders- ITONY. The class will meet with guest performers, directors and producers to create a space for critical dialogue about the mission of political plays in the world. This course fulfills an elective requirement for Theater majors and minors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (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: 5:58am EST 2/5/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 001
Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 12/12/2022