A comprehensive list of University-level instructing (undergraduate and graduate) and mentoring experience.
Syllabus provided upon request.
COMM/THEA 495 Special Topics: Comm, Performance, & Activism (Created New Course)
COMM/THEA 495 Special Topics: Solo Performance/ Art of Solo (Created New Course)
THEA 352 Acting Three
THEA 347 Movement for the Actor
THEA 320 Auditioning Technique
THEA 241A The Theatre Experience
DANC/THEA 152R Acting One (multiple sections)
TA 2024 Introduction to Acting
TA 2404 Intro to Applied Collaborative Tech (I-ACT)
TA 2134, Acting Lab, Invited Guest Lecturer
WSG 2254, Feminist Activism, Invited Guest Lecturer
AFST 1714, Intro to African Studies, Invited Guest Lecturer
THEA 2010 Acting for Non-Majors
THEA 2000 Theatre Appreciation
UNIV 1201S Learning for Success at the University
THEA 7710S Community-Based Theatre (Asst. Instructor)
AFAM/THEA 4480 History of African American Drama and Theatre (Asst. Instructor)
In this service learning course, students will learn about the roles the performing arts have played in promoting social justice, civil, environmental, and human rights, as well as how dance, flash mobs, street theater, and other forms of performance art have been used to mobilize and galvanize communities into action.
This interactive course traces and examines a selective history and development of Contemporary Solo Performance within the 20th and 21st Century; invites students of all levels to explore creating and performing original theatre works. This course is an introduction to the history, research, writing, and performance techniques of artists identifying as solo performers.
DANC/THEA 152R Acting One (multiple sections)
An introduction to the physical and vocal principles of performance coupled with an opportunity to increase awareness of the constructed nature of social interactions. Students will explore confident self-expression through the physical, vocal, emotional and technical aspects of acting, as an art form and a daily experience, in a format that encourages freedom of imagination and personal growth. Emphasis is on the fundamental communication skills of presence, body language, imagination, and social communication.
THEA 320 -Auditioning Technique
Course will examine practical audition skills and provide an orientation to the tools of procuring professional auditions, including head shots and resumes. Emphasis will be placed on effectively selecting and preparing auditions for stage, film and television.
THEA 347-Movement for the Actor
An examination through exercises and assignments of principles for developing a disciplined, flexible body for character creation.
THEA 352- Acting Three
Study of and experimentation with various theories concerning the preparation of roles and special performance characteristics of different styles and types of drama. Considerable attention is directed toward scene study.
THEA 241A-The Theatre Experience
An introductory audience-oriented examination of the elements of theatre and their historical development through study of plays and performances; emphasis will be directed to actually experiencing live theatre.
Introductory performance class in acting skills and theories as a participant (actor) and observer (audience) for the non-major.
Pictured: Students working , in pairs, on basic scene analysis and development for scripted scene assignment.
Introduction to principles of collaboration in applied theatre for non-majors. Situational awareness, intrapersonal and interpersonal awareness, audience engagement, effective storytelling, team creativity and conflict resolution, and communicating across difference in public and professional settings.
Pictured: Diagram of 'Community Agreement' created by the cohort of students
THEA 2010, Acting for Non-Majors
General arts elective for non-majors involving script and text analysis as well as basic introduction to theatre as a collaborative art form.
THEA 7710S, Community-Based Theatre
Graduate Apprentice under Dr. Emily SahakianService learning focused course, Community-based theatre, also known as theatre for social change, used Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed techniques and study the hallmark troupes and artists of the field.
THEA 4480/6680, History of African-American Theatre
Pedagogical Artistic Contributor under Dr. Amma Ghartey Tagoe-KootinGeneral arts elective for African-American Studies or Theatre majors involving developing an understanding towards the emergence of a distinct and conscious African American theatre in the United States.