Class meets Wednesday 9:00-9:50 PM in the Sullivan Studio Theatre
Week 1 9/5
Introductions, goals and objectives, syllabus, policies.
Home: 9/10-9/15 is Audition Week!
Engaging with Suffolk University
Week 2 9/12
Overview of Offices and Services at Suffolk University
Offices and services scavenger hunt
Week 3 9/19
The Theatre Department curriculum, the CAS core curriculum, majors, minors, double majors, and advising.
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!
Know who your advisor is info.
Theatre Dept. Faculty and Staff visits class to discuss their jobs and their career paths.
Week 5 10/3
Share reflection papers in class.
Discuss the staff visit
Begin a rough resume
Week 6: 10/10 Class Visitor: Please be on time!
Roz Beauchemin discusses arts resources
Discuss capstone experience, internships, coops, senior thesis project. Handout.
Discuss rough resumes
The production review
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!
Reviews of fall showcase.
Guest speaker, Munson Hicks—auditions, agents, a career in the theatre.
Week 8: 10/24
Discuss guest speaker, resumes, and Showcases
Elements of a cover letter. Handouts.
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
Draft Cover Letter
Share and discuss cover letters and resumes
Revise: Cover letters
Week 10 11/7 Class Visitor, Chris Ostrum. Please be on time!
Hard copies of your resume for guest from W.H.A.T.
Guest Speaker: Chris Ostrum, General Manager of Wellfleet Harbor Actors' Theatre
Revise cover letter and resume
Week 11: 11/14 Class Visitor, Alumnua Lauren Burke. Please be on time!
Final Cover Letter and Resume
Guest Speaker: Alumna Lauren Burke, Stage Manager
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
Loss of Breath review
Discuss Loss of Breath
Audtion and Resume videos
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
Report on five cultural sites.
Share reports on five cultural sites.
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