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2014-15 Season and new classes

March 2014

The SAU Theatre Department is happy to announce their mainstage season for the next academic year.

The year will begin with the musical Working by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso. The musical is based on the Studs Turkel book, which has interviews with people from different regions and occupations. It will be performed in early October and directed by Dr. Corinne Johnson.

The annual children's show will be The Cat in the Hat by beloved children's author, Dr. Suess. Cat in the Hat will be directed by Dan Rairdin-Hale and performed in late November/early December.

Next spring in 2015 will begin with the psychological thriller, Equus by Peter Shaffer and directed by Dr. Corinne Johnson. The mainstage season will conclude with Dan Rairdin-Hale's Commedia del 'Arte take on The Pedant, a 17th century commedia scenario.

To help prepare for next season the following fall 2014 classes were added:

THTR 220 Exploring Commedia! (3 credits)
Gain valuable insight into a 16th century form of drama known as Commedia dell'Arte with hands-on experience in mask making, character exploration, and improvisation. Whether you are planning on auditioning for the spring Commedia production or you are just interested in learning more about another style of theatre, this class is for you!

THTR 218 Script Analysis (3 credits)
Through the use of theatrical literature, students will learn how to get more from reading a script so that they can better tell the story. Understanding of scripts will be enhanced as students explore specific techniques that allow them to decipher inciting events, main events, hot circumstances, calls to action and all the particulars that make storytelling powerful and clear. Critical writing will be used to explore personal aesthetics and as a tool for analysis with regards to production and/or script selection.

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