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Gammons, David R., 21M.873 Theater Arts Topics - Suburbia, January IAP 2008. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu  (Accessed 09 Jul, 2010). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

Theater Arts Topics - Suburbia

January (IAP) 2008

An empty lot, littered with garbage, evokes the gritty, rundown environment inhabited by the characters in suburbia.
Poster for the MIT student production of subUrbia. (Image by Ashley Micks. Used with permission.)

Course Highlights

This course includes a complete set of notes from rehearsals and shows, photos of the show, and audio and video of the show's soundtrack, produced by MIT bands.

Course Description

Directed practice in acting, production, or design on a sustained theater piece, either one-act or full length, from pre-rehearsal preparation to workshop production. Consult Theater Arts Office. Includes directed practice in stagecraft. Dramashop rehearses a production of Eric Bogosian's play "subUrbia" for presentation the first two weekends in February. Visiting artist, David R. Gammons, directs. Approximately 10 roles filled by auditions. Students can receive up to six credits for acting or technical positions. Schedule of rehearsals to be arranged, but actors should be available during the afternoon. Students must be available for performances in early February. This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .mov, .wav.

Syllabus

Description

Directed practice in acting, production, or design on a sustained theater piece, either one-act or full length, from pre-rehearsal preparation to workshop production. Consult Theater Arts Office. Includes directed practice in stagecraft. Drama shop rehearses a production of Eric Bogosian's play "subUrbia" for presentation the first two weekends in February. Visiting artist, David R. Gammons, directs. Approximately 10 roles filled by auditions. Students can receive up to six credits for acting or technical positions. Schedule of rehearsals to be arranged, but actors should be available during the afternoon. Students must be available for performances in early February.

Grading

We will rehearse from 2 PM until approximately 8 PM Monday through Friday. Once technical and dress rehearsals begin, all are called upon to turn in significantly more time. You must be available for every performance, and for the brush-up rehearsal between the two weeks of performance. There is zero tolerance for lateness or absence. The only conflicts you may take are the ones reported at the auditions. Your participation in the production in the set shop, during the light hang, publicity, put in, strike, etc., is required.

All registered for the class are expected to fulfill these expectations to the highest degree possible, in which case you will receive an A. Average work that technically, though not fully, meets these expectations will merit a B. Failure to meet all of the requirements and lackadaisical work receives a C or less.

Cast List for subUrbia

Bee-Bee - Sally Peach
Buff - Brian Cass
Erica - Kelly Thomas
Jeff - Brian Ross
Norman - Vinith Misra
Pakeesa - Hui Ying Wen
Pony - Yoni Gray
Sooze - Erika Bakse
Tim - Jonas Kubilius

Rehearsal Stage Manager - Sarah Gumlak

Production Stage Manager - William Pickeral




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