Physical Storytelling

School of Drama: Directing Technique

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Physical Storytelling

Fall 2020

Taught By: Becky Baumwoll

Section: A

CRN: 5702

Credits: 2

This course is for actors, directors, theater-makers, playwrights, storytellers, movers, and those in any discipline interested in exploring physical storytelling through creative process and, ultimately, performance. We will work as individuals, small groups, and as an ensemble to bring awareness to gesture, body shape, movement quality, physical intention. Working in this way, the theater-maker develops both efficiency and eloquence in movement on stage. The specific techniques of silent storytelling we discover (e.g. how to establish character, environment, conversation, circumstance without words) will expand the theater-maker’s palette, offering new methods of creating stage imagery when working in any theatrical style. We will use creative play, creative problem-solving, and group innovation to make the seemingly unstageable stageable, introducing the audience’s imagination as a storytelling tool. The course will culminate in a presentation of student work and a shared process reflection.

College: School of Drama (DR)

Department: Directing Technique (TUDR)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

*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: 4:21am 6/4/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 930

Date Range: 9/1/2020 - 12/15/2020