TDRU
3602

Collaborative Practices 2: Building the Ensemble through New Works Development

College of Performing Arts: Drama

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Majors Only
CTP 2
Spring 2024
Taught By: Mark Armstrong
Section: A

CRN: 11731

Credits: 5

This course explores techniques for collaboration between the traditional theater disciplines of playwriting, acting, directing. What are the protocols of collaboration in rehearsal? What are the elements each discipline contributes to the development of a new text and performance? You’ll experience what this feels like from the “inside,” and experience the collaborative process in its entirety. You’ll be introduced to some of the questions that each discipline asks of a piece and the language that each discipline uses when coming together to tell a story. As the course progresses, you will focus on your own discipline and longer pieces will be developed with the goal of working on full scenes by the end of the semester. We’ll explore how actors, directors and writers talk to one another during rehearsals, how conflicts are resolved, and what professional behavior really means. One of the most important skills you will develop in this class is active listening. Active listening is concentration, akin to one of the first tenets of theatre: the importance of being completely present. It requires close attention to a scene whether you’re hearing it for the first or third time as you figure out why it is or isn’t working. It also means that you are ready at any point to share your ideas in class discussion, to jot down your insights in your notebook, or to enter a scene as a writer, actor or director if the piece needs to be reworked.

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Drama (DRA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

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: 1:00pm EST 2/23/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 9:30am - 11:30am
Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th
Room: 901
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024
CTP 2
Spring 2024
Taught By: Toya Lillard
Section: B

CRN: 11732

Credits: 5

This course explores techniques for collaboration between the traditional theater disciplines of playwriting, acting, directing. What are the protocols of collaboration in rehearsal? What are the elements each discipline contributes to the development of a new text and performance? You’ll experience what this feels like from the “inside,” and experience the collaborative process in its entirety. You’ll be introduced to some of the questions that each discipline asks of a piece and the language that each discipline uses when coming together to tell a story. As the course progresses, you will focus on your own discipline and longer pieces will be developed with the goal of working on full scenes by the end of the semester. We’ll explore how actors, directors and writers talk to one another during rehearsals, how conflicts are resolved, and what professional behavior really means. One of the most important skills you will develop in this class is active listening. Active listening is concentration, akin to one of the first tenets of theatre: the importance of being completely present. It requires close attention to a scene whether you’re hearing it for the first or third time as you figure out why it is or isn’t working. It also means that you are ready at any point to share your ideas in class discussion, to jot down your insights in your notebook, or to enter a scene as a writer, actor or director if the piece needs to be reworked.

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Drama (DRA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 19

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

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: 1:00pm EST 2/23/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 9:30am - 11:30am
Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th
Room: 901
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/9/2024