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TAPS 174V: Staging Change: from A Doll's House to Votes for Women!

A practice-led exploration of women in theater at the rise of feminism and realism: 75% workshop 25% seminar with 2 public table reads and a class production (play TBD depending on class size and constituency) to be staged in Roble or Pigott theater at the end of Fall quarter. Students will use Hill's new book Sex, Suffrage and the Stage (2017) for historical context in their readings and scene work on 12 iconic plays that transformed stage representations of women, including A Doll's House, The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith, A Woman of No Importance, Mrs Warren's Profession and Votes for Women!
| UG Reqs: WAY-CE

TAPS 175T: Collaborative Theater-Making (TAPS 275T)

Instructor Young Jean Lee has written and directed ten shows with her theater company and toured her work to over thirty cities around the world. In 2018, she became the first Asian-American female to have had her play produced in Broadway. In this workshop, students will collaborate on the creation, development, and performance of an original short play directed by Young Jean, culminating in an invited performance during the last class. The students will be responsible for researching, writing, designing, and performing the play. This class will teach the basics of creating a play, the process of theatrical collaboration, and the tools of devised ensemble work. Students must email the instructor at yjl@stanford.edu for permission to enroll in the class.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1-4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

TAPS 176N: The Inside Story

The Inside Story is a workshop that focuses on the generation of autobiographical material by exploring the connections between biology and biography. Students will gather autobiological and autobiographical material, investigate stories of their bodies and explore `gut feelings¿. They will work on individual and group exercises looking at cellular and body memory from which they will create text, gesture, image, performance and installation. The exercises will include autobiographical writing prompts, body memory exercises, Yin Yoga, and body mapping.
Last offered: Winter 2018 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

TAPS 177: Dramatic Writing: The Fundamentals (TAPS 277)

Course introduces students to the basic elements of playwriting and creative experimentation for the stage. Topics include: character development, conflict and plot construction, staging and setting, and play structure. Script analysis of works by contemporary playwrights may include: Marsha Norman, Patrick Shanley, August Wilson, Suzan-Lori Parks, Paula Vogel, Octavio Solis and others. Table readings of one-act length work required by quarter's end.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-CE
Instructors: Freed, A. (PI)

TAPS 177W: Workshop with Young Jean Lee (CSRE 177I, TAPS 277W)

Instructor Young Jean Lee is a playwright and director who will have two plays premiering on Broadway in 2018-2019. In this workshop, students will help to collaboratively perform, direct, and rewrite the script of one of these plays, which is about the intersection of class and race. The class will involve acting for students who want to act, directing for students who want to direct, and writing for students who want to write. The current character breakdown is as follows: 2 black women, 1 Asian-American woman, 1 Colombian woman, 1 Mexican-American man, 2 black men, 2 white women, 2 white men.
Last offered: Winter 2018 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

TAPS 178B: Intensive Playwriting (CSRE 178B, TAPS 278)

Intermediate level study of fundamentals of playwriting through an intensive play development process. Course emphasizes visual scripting for the stage and play revision. Script analysis of works by contemporary playwrights may include: Suzan-Lori Parks, Tony Kushner, Adrienne Kennedy, Edward Albee, Maria Irene Fornes and others. Table readings of full length work required by quarter¿s end.
Last offered: Spring 2016 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

TAPS 178C: Writing a Full-Length Play (TAPS 278C)

TAPS 178C: Writing a Full-Length Play ( TAPS 278C) In 2018, instructor Young Jean Lee became the first Asian-American female to have had her play produced in Broadway. This workshop will guide students through the process of writing a full-length play, and will focus on helping students to find their own voices. Students will be required to write every week and give feedback on each others' work, completing a full-length first draft by the end of the term. This class will be geared towards generating new material, rather than on editing in response to critiques (which will be covered in my spring class, Editing a Full-Length Play). Students must email the instructor at yjl@stanford.edu for permission to enroll in the class.
Terms: Win | Units: 2-4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
Instructors: Lee, Y. (PI)

TAPS 178E: Advanced Playwriting/Screenwriting Workshop (TAPS 278E)

In 2018, instructor Young Jean Lee became the first Asian-American female to have had her play produced in Broadway. She has written a screenplay commission for Plan B Entertainment with Paramount Pictures, is currently working on a screenplay commission for Cinereach, and has shown her short films at Sundance, Locarno, and BAMcinemaFest. This class is for students who have completed a draft of a full-length play or screenplay that they wish to develop. The course will involve reading work aloud and giving feedback. Students should email the instructor at yjl@stanford.edu for permission to enroll in the class.
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 2-4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
Instructors: Lee, Y. (PI)

TAPS 180P: Color (ARTSTUDI 180)

Hands-on study of color to develop color sensitivity and the ability to manipulate color to exploit its expressive potential. Guided experimentation and observation. Topics include color relativity, color and light, color mixing, color harmony, and color and content. (lower level)
Last offered: Autumn 2013 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

TAPS 183E: Singing for Musicals (MUSIC 183E)

Do you love singing in musicals? Do you know how to sing in musicals? This course provides training in vocal technique and acting for students interested in performing musical theater. Students will learn about the physical process of singing, including posture, breath support, and vocal exercises. They will incorporate vocal technique with the study of phrasing in different styles of Broadway repertoire, and apply both to the art of acting the song. Each student will work on solo selections and ensembles, and sing in most classes. Through understanding vocal technique, students will become more confident and joyful performers. The course will culminate in a final public workshop performance. Admission to course by audition or permission of the instructor.
Terms: Win | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable 4 times (up to 8 units total)
Instructors: Jennings, K. (PI)
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