• Acting II

    Instructor: Derek Lucci
    In the second year we will address the actor in total, not as an interpretive element of creation but as a creator, a collaborator, an artist.  We will confront the situation one finds oneself in when acting with the goal of engaging the work wittingly – being aware that you are doing it, what it is that you are doing and to absorb what this awareness has to yield you as the actor navigating the work at hand.  Our aim is to discover and solidify the fundamentals of advanced acting by focusing on the ‘work’ as clearly, dryly and un-preciously as possible.  We will identify where the work begins and ends in order to unpack the simplicity or complication of the task to be accomplished within the work’s span.  All the while developing the capacity and imaginative resources to realize that task.

  • Art & Nachos

    Instructor: Jo Winiarski
    The purpose of this class is to foster collaboration between designers, directors and managers from differing studios within Tisch Undergrad Drama. Collaborative teams will be sent on experiential journeys throughout the city. Visits to these locations, often coupled with text, will serve as the inspiration for group projects. Various mediums (photography, sculpture, etc.) will be explored as well as various performance techniques.

  • COW II

    Instructor: Tomi Tsunoda
    In this class, students work on an original piece 10-15 minutes in length that can involve any medium or combination of media appropriate to the idea (text, movement, sound, photography, etc.), and may work alone or with up to (2) collaborators. The structure and goals of the class are the same as COW I, but with a focus on articulating the lessons and discoveries of their COW I project, and the application of those lessons into the next step of their creative education. The class culminates in a final in-class showing.

  • Design II

    Instructor: Jo Winiarski
    This class will build on Design 1. With script analysis as the foundation for the design process, class projects and discussions will translate ideas found in the text into visual ideas. In addition, verbal and graphic communication skills will be stressed as invaluable tools for the designer. This class will also introduce the very basics of drafting and model building.

  • Directing II

    Instructor: Rachel Chavkin
    Directing II focuses on the relationship of DIRECTOR, PERFORMER, and DESIGNER with the hidden collaborator in the room, i.e. the WRITER. Emphasis throughout the year will be on how a director, performers and designers evolve an artistic point-of-view, or personal interpretation, of a given text. This is not about being original. It is about being personal. Assignments are crafted to help provide different potential in-roads for students in crafting point-of-view, and putting it onto the stage in 360 degree theatrical form.

  • Directing Plays, Directing People

    The course description for this class is pending. Check back soon for more information!

  • Form and Content

    Instructor: Jack Ferver, Lucy Sexton
    Taught by two teachers, one working from the inside out and one from the outside in. Jack Ferver accesses inner subconscious trails of thought and movement to develop work inspired by the performers psyche.  Lucy Sexton starts with external impetuses triggered by movement games, props, costumes, and music to create the work. Both halves of the course aim at getting the student to generate non-linear personal performance work that starts from the body.

  • Movement II

    Instructor: Miller
    This class is built upon principles borrowed from Ballet, Modern, Yoga, Release Technique, Brain Gym, Chi Gong and Body Mind Centering. It explores sequential possibilities in the spine by demonstrating how spirals emanating from the core can relate to the limbs. By highlighting specific anatomical initiations, it also focuses on clarity in movement, momentum, thrust, counter-thrust.

  • Playwriting II

    Instructor: Jeni Mahoney, Dano Madden
    In this one-semester course, students playwrights take their work from Fall semester to the next level; exploring their role as playwrights through the practical needs of the rehearsal process. Students support each other as actors and dramaturgs while continuing to develop and refine their own work. How do the needs of collaborating artists contribute to the playwright’s process? How does the playwright retain his/her own artistic impulse while still offering collaborating artists the material they need to do their work?

  • Project / House Management

    The course description for this class is pending. Check back soon for more information!