THEA-140: One-Act Play Production

School
Liberal Arts
Department
Theater
Academic Level
Undergraduate
Course Subject
Theatre
Course Number
140
Course Title
One-Act Play Production
Credit Hours
3.00
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
A-E
Pre-requisites
ENG-093 and/or ENG-081 eligible
Co-requisites
None
Catalog Course Description

Offers lecture and practice in the organization and specific skills necessary for the public performance of one-act plays including the areas of acting, assistant directing, stage management, publicity, and house management.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement

This course is designed to offer practical experience in the process of play production, specifically with a short work, either as an introduction to some aspect of the process for the student or as a way of focusing on a particular aspect of the process.  Specific elements of application are presented by the instructor in lecture, lecture/demonstration, laboratory experience environment, culminating in approximately eight (8) public performances.

Core Course Topics
  1. Auditions

    Apply procedures to auditions appropriate for one-act play production.

  2. Production Meetings

    Employ management skills appropriate for one-act play production.

  3. Casting

    Apply procedures to auditions appropriate for one-act play production.

  4. Schedules

    Apply procedures to rehearsals appropriate for one-act play production.

  5. Blocking

    Apply procedures to rehearsals appropriate for one-act play production.

  6. Prompt Books

    Apply procedures to rehearsals appropriate for one-act play production.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

A rubric that evaluates a student's:

  1. ability to meet deadlines.
  2. ability to work well with others.
  3. effectiveness of communication with instructors and fellow students.
  4. ability to work independently as well as in small groups.
  5. knowledge and understanding of playscript in relationship to director’s and designer’s concepts.
  6. knowledge and understanding of playscript in relationship to rehearsal/technical rehearsal/performance process.
  7. quality of procedural process participation: meetings, notes, work calls, lectures, technical rehearsals, performances, and strike.

Outcomes

Satisfies Wellness Requirement
No

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2020
ILT Approval Date
04/12/2019
AALC Approval Date
04/17/2019
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
05/13/2019