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2014 Elective Course

July 7-11, 2014

Ashland, Oregon

Work with a professional theatre director to develop and/or refine your skills for directing a musical.  A week-long, 3-credit graduate level course geared toward high school and community college theatre educators covering the director’s role, the preproduction planning and rehearsal process.  The following facets of Staging a Musical will be addressed:

  • Pre-Production: Advice on analyzing the script and score, audition techniques, designing and monitoring your rehearsal and technical schedules, collaborating with the musical director and choreographer… and what to do if they don’t exist.
  • How to conceive and adapt the script and production to suit your program: making creative design decisions and finding and developing ways to conceive a script in order to make a big musical small, or a small musical big.
  • Exercises addressing the unique demands of performing in a musical: learning techniques to help an inexperienced or young actor develop a convincing character who can burst into song, the joyful collaboration of acting in a musical and creative ways to stage crowd scenes, and keep a chorus engaged.
  • Discussion of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival productions of Into the Woods and Cocoanuts.

Faculty:

Penny Metropulos, Free-lance Director and Actress

Course Location:   SOU Theatre Building

Course Schedule:

Monday, 7 July

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Morning Session
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - Noon Morning Session continued
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Session
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 - 5:00 p.m. Afternoon Session continued

Tuesday, 8 July

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Morning Session
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - Noon Morning Session continued
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Session
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 - 5:00 p.m. Afternoon Session continued

  Wednesday, 9 July

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Morning Session
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - Noon Morning Session continued
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Session
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 - 5:00 p.m. Afternoon Session continued

  Thursday, 10 July

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Morning Session
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - Noon Morning Session continued
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Session
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 - 5:00 p.m. Afternoon Session continued
8:00 p.m. OSF production of Cocoanuts, Bowmer Theatre

 Friday, 11 August

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Morning Session
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - Noon Morning Session continued
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Session
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 - 5:00 p.m. Afternoon Session continued

Application Information

Space is limited to sixteen students. This course serves as an elective course for the Master of Theatre Studies degree.  Registration prioity is given to Master of Theatre Studies students until February 15, 2014.  For non-program applicants, please contact Emmy Graham if you are interested in taking this course;  you will be placed on a waiting list and admitted on a first come, first served basis.  If openings become available, you will be notified by May 15, 2014, and given information about registering.

Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree or permission of the instructor.

Students who are new to Southern Oregon University and are non-program applicants should apply online as non-admitted students AFTER contacting ACTS.

This online process will generate a MySOU account and provide registration instructions.

2014 Course Fees

Tuition $1095
Materials/tickets $89

Acceptance Deposit

Upon acceptance a nonrefundable deposit will be due in order to save your spot.  Information regarding the deposit will be included in your acceptance letter to be mailed by May 15.  Active MoTS candidates will not be assessed an additional deposit; however, a $50 penalty fee will apply to any elective course dropped after May 30, 2014.

Five nights of lodging (Sunday, 7/6, arrival; Friday, 7/11, program ends and Masters Program begins)  Non-program students depart on Saturday, 7/12, by 10:00 a.m. 

NOTE:  For Program participants, lodging on Friday night, July 11, is covered with your Main Session Housing charges. For non-program participants, lodging on Friday night, July 11, will be an additional $58.

Single room

$290 ($348 for non-program participants who incur an additional day of lodging)

Meal plan

$135 ($162 for non-program participants who incur an additional day of meals)
(Sunday dinner 7/6 - through lunch Friday 7/11; meal plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Additional nights of Lodging may be reserved at $58 per night,

no meals will be available.

2014 Elective Course

July 27 - August 1, 2014

In this week long session, we will take a deeper look at microphones and how best to use them.  The first part of the week will be spent exploring mic technique for band/orchestra reinforcement, as well as vocals. In addition to technique, we will examine the differences between common microphone types to help determine the best way to use a particular mic. The latter part of the week will be spent focusing mainly on recording set up and techniques. This will also include how to create and record your very own sound effect library. Students should bring a storage device (thumb drive, cd, etc.).

Helpful, but not necessary for students to bring a personal laptop and thumb drive with Audacity or Garage band software installed, and any microphones from your schools that you would like to test out.

 

Faculty:

Kimberly Carbone,
Master of Theatre Studies Sound Design and
Elective Course Instruction.

Course Location:   SOU Theatre Building

 

Course Schedule:

 Monday, 28 July

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Morning Session
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - Noon Morning Session continued
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Session
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 - 5:00 p.m. Afternoon Session continued

 Tuesday, 29 July

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Morning Session
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - Noon              Morning Session continued
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. OSF Matinee, Family Album, Thomas Theatre

 Wednesday, 30 July

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Morning Session
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - Noon Morning Session continued
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Session
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 - 5:00 p.m. Afternoon Session continued

 Thursday, 31 July

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Morning Session
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - Noon Morning Session continued
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Session
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 - 5:00 p.m. Afternoon Session continued

 Friday, 1 August

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Morning Session
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - Noon Morning Session continued
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Session
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 - 5:00 p.m. Afternoon Session continued

 Application Information

Space is limited to twenty students. This course serves as an elective course for the Master of Theatre Studies degree.  Registration prioity is given to Master of Theatre Studies students until February 15, 2014.  For non-program applicants, please contact ACTS if you are interested in taking this course;  you will be placed on a waiting list and admitted on a first come, first served basis.  If openings become available, you will be notified by May 15, 2014, and given information about registering.

Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree or permission of the instructor.

Students who are new to Southern Oregon University and are non-program applicants should apply online as non-admitted students AFTER contacting ACTS.

This online process will generate a MySOU account and provide registration instructions.

2014 Course Fees

Tuition $1095
Materials/tickets $61

Acceptance Deposit

Upon acceptance a nonrefundable deposit will be due in order to save your spot.  Information regarding the deposit will be included in your acceptance letter to be mailed no later than May 15.  Active MoTS candidates will not be assessed an additional deposit; however, a $50 penalty fee will apply to any elective course dropped after May 30, 2014.

Post MoTS main session elective one week course Lodging and meal plan charges

Six nights of lodging (Sunday, July 27 arrival; Saturday, August 2 departure)

Single room

$348

Meal plan

$162
(Sunday, 7/27, lunch  - through Saturday, 8/2,breakfast; meal plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Additional nights of Lodging may be reserved at $58 per night,

for single accommodation; no meals will be available.

2014 Elective Course

July 28-August 1, 2014

Ashland, Oregon

This class will help students develop skills and confidence to generate useful patterns from which to make costume pieces for their productions. We will begin with how to choose commercial patterns for greatest versatility and students will learn to modify and adapt these patterns to make costumes that will fit a variety of actors. We will then develop original patterns based on simple designs that the students will adjust and modify for their own purposes. The class will culminate in a costume piece built from these patterns.

The class is limited to 16 students. Most materials will be provided, but students may wish to bring two to four yards of personal fabric to make the final project.

Course Schedule:

Monday, 28 July

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Morning Session
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - Noon Morning Session continued
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Session
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 - 5:00 p.m. Afternoon Session continued

Tuesday, 29 July

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Morning Session
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - Noon Morning Session continued
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Session
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 - 5:00 p.m. Afternoon Session continued
8:00 p.m. OSF Play, Great Society, Bowmer Theatre

  Wednesday, 30 July

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Morning Session
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - Noon Morning Session continued
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Session
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 - 5:00 p.m. Afternoon Session continued

 Thursday, 31 July

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Morning Session
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - Noon Morning Session continued
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Session
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 - 5:00 p.m. Afternoon Session continued

 Friday, 1 August

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Morning Session
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - Noon Morning Session continued
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Session
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 - 5:00 p.m. Afternoon Session continued

 

Faculty:

Deborah Rosenberg

Master of Theatre Studies Costume Design Faculty

Course Location:

SOU Theatre Building

 

 

 

Application Information

Space is limited to sixteen students. This course serves as an elective course for the Master of Theatre Studies degree.  Registration priority is given to Master of Theatre Studies students until February 15, 2014.  For non-program applicants, please contact ACTS if you are interested in taking this course;  you will be placed on a waiting list and admitted on a first come, first served basis.  If openings become available, you will be notified by May 15, 2014, and given information about registering.

Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree or permission of the instructor.

Students who are new to Southern Oregon University and are non-program applicants should apply online as non-admitted students AFTER contacting ACTS.

This online process will generate a MySOU account and provide registration instructions.

2014 Course Fees

Tuition $1095
Materials/tickets $74

Acceptance Deposit

Upon acceptance a nonrefundable deposit will be due in order to save your spot.  Information regarding the deposit will be included in your acceptance letter to be mailed no later than May 15.  Active MoTS candidates will not be assessed an additional deposit; however, a $50 penalty fee will apply to any elective course dropped after May 30, 2014.

Post MoTS main session elective one week course Lodging and meal plan charges

Six nights of lodging (Sunday, July 27 arrival; Saturday, August 2 departure)

Single room

$348

Meal plan

$162
(Sunday, 7/27, lunch  - through Saturday, 8/2,breakfast; meal plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Additional nights of Lodging may be reserved at $58 per night,

for single accommodation; no meals will be available.

An online 3-credit graduate-level course designed for high school and community college theatre educators:

Course Description:  TA 508: Modernism is a graduate level on-line course which surveys European and American works of Modern drama.  The coursework will include reading assigned plays and accompanying supportive material, listening (or reading) lectures, developing strong concise analyses of the plays based on the readings and developing a research paper examining an aspect of modern dramatic literature or theatre practice as it impacts dramatic literature.

Course Objectives:

  • Students will become familiar with a wide range of plays associated with the modernist movement in drama
  • Students will become familiar with critical approaches to the aforementioned work.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze modern dramatic works.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to apply critical ideas to works of drama.

Required Text:

            The Longman Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Drama by Michael Greenwald, Roberto Dario Pomo, Roger Shultz and Anne Marie Welsh.  Pearson Education, 2004.  ISBN: 0-321-10791-8

 

Faculty

Eric Levin, SOU theatre arts director of education

Application Information

Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree or permission of the instructor.

Note: ACTS Master of Theatre Studies students get first priority. This course may serve as one of the required additional 3-credit courses toward the ACTS Master of Theatre Studies.

Students who are new to Southern Oregon Univeristy and are not returning to or applying for admittance to the graduate program should apply online as non-admitted studentsPrior to going online to the link above; please contact ACTS at the phone or email listed below to obtain the course reference number for this course.

This online process will generate a MySOU account and provide registration instructions.

Fees

$1332