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TAPS 11N: Dramatic Tensions: Theater and the Marketplace

Preference to freshmen. The current state of the American theater and its artists. Conventional wisdom says that theater is a dying art, and a lost cause, especially in an age of multi-media entertainment. But there are more young playwrights, actors, and directors entering the field today than at any other time in American history. Focus is on the work of today's theater artists, with an emphasis on an emerging generation of playwrights. Students read a cross-section of plays from writers currently working in the US and UK, covering a spectrum of subjects and styles from serious to comic, from the musical to the straight play. Hits and misses from recent seasons of the New York and London stages and some of the differences of artistic taste across the Atlantic. Hands-on exploration of the arts and skills necessary to make a play succeed. Students develop their own areas of interest, in guided projects in design, direction or performance. Conversations with playwrights, designers ,and directors. Labs and master classes to solve problems posed in areas of creative production. Class meets literary managers and producers who are on the frontlines of underwriting new talent. Class trips include two plays at major Bay Area Stages.
Terms: Aut, Sum | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
Instructors: Freed, A. (PI)

TAPS 12N: To Die For: Antigone and Political Dissent (CLASSICS 17N)

(Formerly CLASSGEN 6N.) Preference to freshmen. Tensions inherent in the democracy of ancient Athens; how the character of Antigone emerges in later drama, film, and political thought as a figure of resistance against illegitimate authority; and her relevance to contemporary struggles for women's and workers' rights and national liberation. Readings and screenings include versions of Antigone by Sophocles, Anouilh, Brecht, Fugard/Kani/Ntshona, Paulin, Glowacki, Gurney, and von Trotta.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:EC-Gender, WAY-ER, GER:DB-Hum, WAY-ED
Instructors: Rehm, R. (PI)

TAPS 29: Theater Performance: Acting

Students cast in department productions receive credit for their participation as actors; 1-2 units for graduate directing workshop projects and 1-3 units for major productions (units determined by instructor). May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-3 | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Rehm, R. (PI)

TAPS 39: Theater Crew

Class for students working on TAPS department productions in the following role: backstage/run crew, scenic technician, or costume technician. Night and weekend time possible. Pre-approval from Jane Casamajor (janecasa@stanford.edu) is required for enrollment. Read the information below to determine enrollment section. TAPS has a variety of roles available. No experience is necessary; this is a class and we will train you to fill any assigned position. nnSection 01 - BACKSTAGE/RUN CREW: Autumn productions (As Soon as Impossible directed by Samer Al-Saber; Developmental Series Dedication of the Harry J. Elam Jr. Studio Theater led by Michael J. Rau in collaboration with IDA, CCBPA, CSRE and VPA) will need light board operators, sound board operators, camera operators, deck crew and at least AS SOON AS IMPOSSIBLE will also need wardrobe crew. nnSection 02 - SCENE SHOP: Students will be immersed in the utilization of tools and equipment to construct scenery and install theatrical audio/vi more »
Class for students working on TAPS department productions in the following role: backstage/run crew, scenic technician, or costume technician. Night and weekend time possible. Pre-approval from Jane Casamajor (janecasa@stanford.edu) is required for enrollment. Read the information below to determine enrollment section. TAPS has a variety of roles available. No experience is necessary; this is a class and we will train you to fill any assigned position. nnSection 01 - BACKSTAGE/RUN CREW: Autumn productions (As Soon as Impossible directed by Samer Al-Saber; Developmental Series Dedication of the Harry J. Elam Jr. Studio Theater led by Michael J. Rau in collaboration with IDA, CCBPA, CSRE and VPA) will need light board operators, sound board operators, camera operators, deck crew and at least AS SOON AS IMPOSSIBLE will also need wardrobe crew. nnSection 02 - SCENE SHOP: Students will be immersed in the utilization of tools and equipment to construct scenery and install theatrical audio/visual systems. nnSections 03 & 04 - COSTUME SHOP: Students will learn hands-on costuming techniques including hand sewing, machine sewing, safety standards, costume construction and costuming crafts. (Section 03 meets on Tues. Section 04 meets on Weds.)nnNote: Scenic- and costume-shop appropriate clothing and closed-toed shoes are required for this class. Securely fasten long hair/loose clothing/jewelry to protect catching it in machine parts/when using machines. Project specific clothing may be suggested occasionally for work with paints, dyes or when in storage spaces. Aprons, masks, gloves, goggles and other PPE will be provided and available.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-3 | Repeatable 4 times (up to 15 units total)

TAPS 101P: Theater and Performance Making (TAPS 371P)

A creative workshop offering a range of generative exercises and techniques in order to devise, compose and perform original works. Students will explore a variety of texts (plays, poems, short stories, paintings) and work with the body, object and site. nnStudents will be encouraged to think critically about various compositional themes and ideas including: the relationship between form and content, aesthetics, space, proximity, and audience. Students will work independently and collaboratively creating original performances.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
Instructors: Rau, M. (PI)

TAPS 103: Beginning Improvising

The improvisational theater techniques that teach spontaneity, cooperation, team building, and rapid problem solving, emphasizing common sense, attention to reality, and helping your partner. Based on TheatreSports by Keith Johnstone. Readings, papers, and attendance at performances of improvisational theater. Limited enrollment. Improv, Improvisation, creativity and creative expression. Limited enrollment. 20 students enrolled on first come, first served basis. Remaining available filled by students on the waitlist, with priority given to TAPS majors/minors and those who have been unable to take the class previously due to limited capacity. In order to claim your spot off the waitlist, please attend the first day of class.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

TAPS 104: Intermediate Improvisation

This class is the continued study of improvisational theater with a focus on stage skills, short and long form performance formats, and offstage applications of collaborative creativity. It is open to any students who have taken TAPS 103 or have previous onstage improv experience AND consent of the instructor. May be repeat for credit.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 3 | Repeatable 2 times (up to 6 units total)

TAPS 119M: Special Topics: Building the Digital Body: Decoding Live Video in Performance

TAPS 119M Special Topics courses feature the annual Mohr Visiting Artist. The Mohr Visiting Artist program brings acclaimed and emerging artists to campus for a one-term period to teach a credited course and provide a presentation, exhibition or performance for the Stanford community and the public. The 21-22 Mohr Visiting Artist is Mikeah Jennings.nn"Real Time Film" is a conceptual model conflating performance, television, and movies. It's a live movie that examines the use of the image in entertainment, how we experience the image versus its manufacture, the split between surface and interior, and the different layers of truth. (Caden Manson, Big Art Group)nnThis Special Topics course is a collaborative workshop, introducing the digital performance style known as Real Time Film. Students will learn fundamental techniques to build upon their performance knowledge while engaging with live-feed cameras, and projections, on stage in real time. This workshop will focus particular attentio more »
TAPS 119M Special Topics courses feature the annual Mohr Visiting Artist. The Mohr Visiting Artist program brings acclaimed and emerging artists to campus for a one-term period to teach a credited course and provide a presentation, exhibition or performance for the Stanford community and the public. The 21-22 Mohr Visiting Artist is Mikeah Jennings.nn"Real Time Film" is a conceptual model conflating performance, television, and movies. It's a live movie that examines the use of the image in entertainment, how we experience the image versus its manufacture, the split between surface and interior, and the different layers of truth. (Caden Manson, Big Art Group)nnThis Special Topics course is a collaborative workshop, introducing the digital performance style known as Real Time Film. Students will learn fundamental techniques to build upon their performance knowledge while engaging with live-feed cameras, and projections, on stage in real time. This workshop will focus particular attention on the actor in performance, ensemble building, company engagement, and an investigation of the dramaturgy and production techniques of contemporary performance companies utilizing live camera feeds and video projection onstage. Students will explore the works of contemporary companies like The Builders Association, The Wooster Group, Big Art Group, Jay Scheib, as well as international companies like The Gob Squad (UK), Katie Mitchell (UK) and others. The workshop interweaves principles of stage acting, on camera performance, and generative work to help the actor develop the skills that are being used more and more in virtual and mediated performances. Workshop sessions will be supplemented by readings, screenings and professional examples.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable 2 times (up to 6 units total)

TAPS 120A: Acting I: Fundamentals of Acting

A substantive introduction to the basics of the craft of acting, this course gives all incoming students the foundation of a common vocabulary. Students will learn fundamental elements of dramatic analysis, and how to apply it in action. Topics include scene analysis, environment work, psychological and physical scoring, and development of a sound and serviceable rehearsal technique. Scene work will be chosen from accessible, contemporary, and realistic plays. Outside rehearsal time required.
Terms: Aut, Win, Sum | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

TAPS 121V: Voice for the Actor

This course will focus on releasing a voice that effectively reaches the listener and is responsive to the actor's thoughts and feelings. Through work on breath awareness, alignment, resonance, and muscularity, students will learn to identify habits that help or hinder performance. Students will practice exercises to develop vocal strength, clarity, ease, and expressiveness while exploring the vocal demands of various texts and performing environments. Course will culminate in a presentation of classical and contemporary monologues. This course is a good preparation for auditions, rehearsal, and performance, and is appropriate for all levels. Priority space reserved for TAPS majors and minors.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
Instructors: Hunt, S. (PI)
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