Fall 2024

Dramatic Diversities

Listed in: Theater and Dance, as THDA-230


This course provides students with exposure to unconventional theatrical forms, encompassing works from diverse backgrounds, including those of femme, queer, and BIPOC makers. Through engaging in performances of non-traditional plays/pieces and the development of experimental works, students will cultivate their own performance skills. This course actively encourages artistic innovation, fostering a profound appreciation for the rich tapestry of possibilities within modern and experimental theater. The course concludes with students sharing prepared pieces. Requisite: THDA 113, 130, or an equivalent college-level acting course or experience, or permission of the instructor. Two class meetings per week. 

Fall semester. Professor Stills

How to handle overenrollment: THDA majors given priority. Instructor will choose students based on a balance of interests and class years.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: This course will involve regular attendance and class participation, class discussion, reading, viewing and possible short writing assignments, group work outside of class including rehearsal or other artistic assignments, as well as physical or vocal performance work and/or visual, aural, and physical analysis as applicable. Attendance at rehearsals and performances outside of class may also be required.

Course Materials


2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2011, Fall 2013, Spring 2016, Fall 20242023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2020