In this course students explore the elements involved in the creation of theatre today in the historic heart of American theatre: New York City. The core elements of theatrical craft are discussed: playwriting, directing, acting, design and producing. Aspects of New York theatrical history complement these discussions by exploring the roots and traditions of theatrical practice. While a variety of theatrical forms and styles are explored, this course is rooted in contemporary dramatic texts. Each week students attend a live performance at various venues throughout the city in order to gain insight into the ways that theatre truly becomes a New York event.
Tuition & Fees
Most summer courses are offered at the standard Continuing Education tuition rate of $1,512 per point ($4,536 for a 3-point course and $9,072 for a 6-point intensive). For more detailed information, please see "tuition and fees": http://arts.columbia.edu/summer/tuition-fees
About the Instructor
Christopher Burney serves as both the Associate Artistic Director of Second Stage Theatre and Curator of 2ST Uptown. He has worked with Second Stage since 1997. He has also served as the theatre’s Literary Manager and Dramaturg.