Scene Lab: Performing War

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Scene Lab: Performing War

Spring 2019

Taught By: Ulrich Lehmann and Zishan Ugurlu

Section: A

CRN: 7640

Credits: 4

This is an advanced acting course/workshop with provision for designers interested in exploring stagecraft (lighting-, sound- and set-designs). Through an examination of Erwin Piscator’s political theater – Piscator taught at The New School from 1939-51 –, students will explore war plays, with a focus on Peter Weiss’s play “Discourse on Viet Nam” (1968). The course will operate as a combination of seminar and acting workshop. The students will develop an analytical and practical understanding of theater-making while engaging with primary sources such as plays, archival footage, manifestos, declarations, and other historical documents. Through the diversity of the cohort and our co-teaching students will gain an understanding of the fluid boundaries between art forms. Together we will also consider the complex interrelationship of war-related events from past and present and the continuity within concepts/structures such as imperialism or hegemony. Reading selections will include the writings and plays of Aristophanes, Bertolt Brecht, Edward Bond, Caryl Churchill, Jawad Al-Assadi, Suzan Lori Parks and Thich Nhat Hanh.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 16

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five 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: 5:46am 6/25/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 1:50pm - 3:30pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 001

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/8/2019

Days: Wednesday

Times: 3:50pm - 5:30pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 406

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/8/2019