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THETR 191:

Class Schedule

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Class meets Wednesday 9:00-9:50 PM in the Sullivan Studio Theatre


Class Schedule

Week 1     9/5

In Class:      

Introductions, goals and objectives, syllabus, policies.

Get-to-know-you activity.     

Home: 9/10-9/15  is Audition Week!


Engaging with Suffolk University

Week 2     9/12

In Class:     

Overview of Offices and Services at Suffolk University

Offices and services scavenger hunt


Week 3     9/19

In Class:     

The Theatre Department curriculum, the CAS core curriculum, majors, minors, double majors, and advising.

Home:

Reflection Paper: How you decided to become a theatre major and why you came to Suffolk. 2-3 pages, double spaced, 12 pt. font, 1" margins, stapled.     


Know who your advisor is: On a piece of paper put your name and ID# and your advisor's name, office number, phone number, and email address.


Week 4     9/26     Class Visitors: Please be on time!

Due:     

Reflection Paper

Know who your advisor is info.

In Class:

Theatre Dept. Faculty and Staff visits class to discuss their jobs and their career paths.

Home:


Week 5     10/3

Due:

None

In Class:

Share reflection papers in class.

Advisor info.

Discuss the staff visit

Resume handouts

Home:

Begin a rough resume


Week 6:    10/10     Class Visitor:  Please be on time!

Due:

Rough resume

In Class:

Roz Beauchemin discusses arts resources

Discuss capstone experience, internships, coops, senior thesis project. Handout.

Discuss rough resumes

The production review

Home:

See the Fall Showcase and write a review. Follow the assignment sheet on the class web site.


10/11 - 10/14  Fall Showcase in the Sullivan Studio Theatre


Career Opportunities and Skills


Week 7    10/17    Class Visitor: Please be on time!

Due:

Reviews of fall showcase.

In Class:

Guest speaker, Munson Hicks—auditions, agents, a career in the theatre.

Home:


Week 8:     10/24

Due:

In Class:     

Discuss guest speaker, resumes, and Showcases

Elements of a cover letter. Handouts.

Home:

Revise resumes. Hard copies of your revised resume for everyone in the class.

Work on draft cover letter for job application, real or imagined.


Week 9     10/31

Due:

Revised resumes.     

Draft Cover Letter

In Class:

Share and discuss cover letters and resumes

Home:

Revise: Cover letters


Week 10  11/7      Class Visitor, Chris Ostrum. Please be on time!

Due:

Hard copies of your resume for guest from W.H.A.T.

In Class:

Guest Speaker: Chris Ostrum, General Manager of Wellfleet Harbor Actors' Theatre

Home:

Revise cover letter and resume


Week 11:     11/14  Class Visitor, Alumnua Lauren Burke. Please be on time!

Due:

Final Cover Letter and Resume

In Class:

Guest Speaker: Alumna Lauren Burke, Stage Manager

Home:

See Loss of Breath and write a review. Follow the assignment sheet on the class web site.


11/15 - 11/18   Loss of Breath at the Modern Theatre


Week 12:     11/21     THANKSGIVING BREAK: NO CLASSES


Week 13:     11/28

Due:

Loss of Breath review

In Class:

Discuss Loss of Breath

Audtion and Resume videos

Home:

Find five web sites for cultural groups or services in Boston, including career opportunities in the theatre, navigate to them, write a synopsis of each, and describe them in class. Follow the assignment sheet on the class web site.


Week 14:       12/5

Due:

Report on five cultural sites.

In Class:

Share reports on five cultural sites.



Important Dates


Monday, September 3rd          Labor Day Holiday-University Closed

Wednesday, September 5th     Day classes begin

Tuesday, September 11th          Last day to Add/Register (including waitlists)

Tuesday, September 25th          Last day to drop without a grade of “W”

Monday, October 8th               October Break Day- University Closed

Friday, November 2nd           Last day to drop a Fall Course w/o a grade of “F”                         Monday, October 22 -

Friday, November 2               Advising          

November 5th to 9th                Registration

Monday, November 12th          Veteran's Day Holiday-University Closed

November 21st to 23rd          Thanksgiving Break- University Closed

Monday, December 10th          Last day of Fall Classes

December 11th to 18th           Finals and Portfolio week