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COMM 184

On-Campus Extended Studies Course

An on-campus course offered during the Winter or May term. May be offered for .5 course credits or as a co-curricular (0 credit). Counts toward satisfying the Extended Studies requirement.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Variable

Winter Term information

Timothy Good

184A: Backstage Secrets: Design and Realization DePauw Opera

Prerequisites: none
Fees (not including books): none
Meeting Times: 1-5pm, MTWRF
Location: Moore Theatre

Students will take an active role in the backstage development, design, and/or production of DePauw Opera. Possible assignments include: stage management, scenery, costume, lighting, sound, properties, publicity, and dramaturgy/musicology. Students can gain depth in one area, or work in different areas. Assignments will be made according to the needs of the production, and also according to each student's ability, experience, and interest, from beginners to advanced. Students will work in production shops (scenery, costume, etc.) and/or in rehearsals for six hours per day, M-F, in addition to specific assignments outside of class meetings. Understanding the opera, and your production assignment as a contribution to the total work of art, will be accomplished through class meetings and discussions, as well as through final research and presentation assignments tying the practical and creative work together.


May Term information

Timothy Good

184A: Lessac Voice and Movement Intensive

Is a Voice and Movement experience for you? Yes, if you are interested in: Communication: Broadcasters, Presenters, Public Speaking Professional Demeanor: Clarity, Articulation, Physical Focus, Relaxed Alertness Performance: Singers, Actors, Dancers, Directors, Musical Performers Lessac Kinesensic Training is unique in its holistic, comprehensive and creative approach to all aspects of developing the body and the voice, for speech and singing and as creative instruments of communication, behavior and perception. Kinesensic training is a self-teaching, sensory-based process based on feeling the way the human body functions naturally when it is free of adverse conditioning. It then uses those physical sensations to identify, produce and voluntarily control the voice and body. Students will encounter the training in a cooperative, non-threatening environment, then apply new discoveries to areas of the student's own choosing.

Not everyone required at every class meeting. Individual schedules clarified on first day.


May Term information

Timothy Good

184A: DePauw Theatre SummerStage

This experimental course combines the talents of DPU Communication and Theatre faculty member Tim Good and Indianapolis-based professional theatre company NoExit Performance to produce a "summer theatre" production of Bad Wolf in DePauw's Nature Park. NoExit's Executive Director is Lukas Schooler '09. Bad Wolf is an original NoExit-devised work that has been twice produced to rave reviews. In this participatory piece, Little Red Riding Hood leads the audience through the "woods" (of the Nature Park) in pursuit of a flea-bag vigilante. Along the journey, the searchers encounter the Three Little Pigs, the Boy Who Cried Wolf, Peter (from Peter and The Wolf), Captain Hook (who knows Peter but not the right one), Little Red's Grandma and the Huntsman, Cinderella's Evil Stepsister (pursuing the wolf because wolf leather for shoes is "in"), and a lost and confused Prince Charming. Ultimately the shaggy thug is found, peace is restored to the fairytale world, and lo and behold, we discover that the Bad Wolf isn't bad, rather this "other" has been unjustly misunderstood and maligned. There are roles for all enrolled students as the script's design is purposefully malleable to allow for additional wolf vignettes, input from actors, and relevant political commentary. Crew positions are also available.