New York Theatre Event: Off and Off-Off Broadway

Summer 2017
Christopher Burney



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.

For course schedule and location, please visit the School of Professional Studies summer site here.


Acting for Film and Television
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How to Write Funny
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Patricia Marx

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