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TAPS 30: Introduction to Theatrical Design

Introduction to Theatrical Design is aimed at students interested in exploring the fundamentals of design for the stage. Students are introduced to the practical and theoretical basics of design and are challenged to answer the question: What makes good design? Students should expect to try their hand at communicating their ideas visually through research, drawing, sketching and model making. Readings, field trips, guest lecturers and class discussion will complement these projects. This course is intended as a gateway to more specialized courses in set, costume and lighting design and is also an excellent primer for actors, directors and scholars who wish to know more about design. Collaboration will be emphasized. No prior experience in these areas is necessary.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
Instructors: Bodurtha, R. (PI)

TAPS 31: Introduction to Lighting and Production

Good visual storytelling begins and ends with good lighting. All visual storytelling forms--from photos to films to stage productions--provide a canvas in which lighting paints the scene. Lighting sets a mood, a tone, and can shape character and stories. This course teaches critical thinking, how to conduct thorough research, practical skills, and a mindfulness for live artforms.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-CE

TAPS 41N: Inventing Modern Theatre: Georg B├╝chner and Frank Wedekind

The German writers Georg Büchner (1813-1837) and Frank Wedekind (1864-1918). Many of the most important theater and film directors of the last century, including Max Reinhardt, G. W. Pabst, Orson Welles, Robert Wilson, and Werner Herzog, have wrestled with their works, as have composers and writers from Alban Berg and Bertolt Brecht through Christa Wolf and Thalia Field. Rock artists as diverse as Tom Waits, Lou Reed, Duncan Sheik, and Metallica have recently rediscovered their urgency. Reading these works in translation and examining artistic creations they inspired. Classroom discussions and written responses; students also rehearse and present in-class performances of excerpts from the plays. The aim of these performances is not to produce polished stagings but to creatively engage with the texts and their interpretive traditions. No previous theatrical experience required.
Last offered: Winter 2014 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-CE

TAPS 42: Costume Construction

Course will cover the basics of costume and garment construction. Includes hand and machine skills as well as basic patterning ideas that may be applied to more advanced projects. Lecture/Lab
Last offered: Winter 2018 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

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.nnTAPS PhD students and declared TAPS majors/minors will be permitted enrollment automatically. Please email instructor Michael Rau (mjrau@stanford.edu) to receive a permission number.nnStudents who are not currently TAPS PhDs, majors, or minors: To enroll in this course, please email instructor Michael Rau (mjrau@stanford.edu) with: your name, your major (or prospective major), any relevant experience in theater or classes that you¿ve taken, and a short (2-3 sentences) statement of why you are interested in taking this course.
Terms: Spr | 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. All who sign up are placed on a waitlist. Official enrollment will be determined after the first day of class. Attendance at the first class session is mandatory to be considered for enrollment in the course.
Terms: Aut, Win, Sum | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

TAPS 115: Musical Theater (MUSIC 183D)

In this workshop we will traverse the landscape of world of Musical Theater. It will serve as an introduction for the beginning actor and singer, and expand the more experienced performer's range in this genre. The world of Musical Theater is filled with stories of love, passion, joy, violence, heartbreak and rage. The class will include an introduction to vocal and movement skills for musical theater, beginning with exercises to build an ensemble and encourage a sense of play and relaxation in supportive environment. Our class must be a place where everyone feels safe. As ensemble members, we will be responsible for each other in this environment. nStudents will choose one solo song, and perform in a group number from this exciting discipline. The instructor will work with the actors on technique, utilization of action, specificity of language, personalization, and emotional truth. A professional coach from the theater community will conduct vocal coaching. Physical warm-ups and chore more »
In this workshop we will traverse the landscape of world of Musical Theater. It will serve as an introduction for the beginning actor and singer, and expand the more experienced performer's range in this genre. The world of Musical Theater is filled with stories of love, passion, joy, violence, heartbreak and rage. The class will include an introduction to vocal and movement skills for musical theater, beginning with exercises to build an ensemble and encourage a sense of play and relaxation in supportive environment. Our class must be a place where everyone feels safe. As ensemble members, we will be responsible for each other in this environment. nStudents will choose one solo song, and perform in a group number from this exciting discipline. The instructor will work with the actors on technique, utilization of action, specificity of language, personalization, and emotional truth. A professional coach from the theater community will conduct vocal coaching. Physical warm-ups and choreography will be suited for both the dancer and non-dancer.nThe class will culminate in the last week with live performance for friends and family.nSTUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING THEIR OWN SUGGESTIONS. (Isn't there a role you've always wanted to sing?)nRequired text: Broadway Musicals Show by Show: Sixth Edition - Stanley Green; Paperback
Last offered: Spring 2018 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

TAPS 115A: Vocal Audition for Musical Theater: Acting and Singing Technique for Musical Theater Auditions

The world of Musical Theater is filled with stories of love, passion, joy, violence, heartbreak and rage. nnIn this workshop we will research, study and practice audition pieces from this exciting performance discipline. The class will serve as an introduction for the beginning actor and singer, and expand the more experienced performer¿s range in this genre. nnThe class will include an introduction to vocal warm-ups and skills, with exercises to develop and determine vocal range with an accompanist. In preparation for a well-rounded audition, the instructor will work with the actors on utilization of action, specificity of language, personalization, and emotional truth. nnOur class must be a place where everyone feels safe. As ensemble members, we will be responsible for each other and encourage a sense of play and relaxation in supportive environment.nnSTUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING THEIR OWN SUGGESTIONS. (Isn¿t there a role you¿ve always wanted to sing?)
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

TAPS 119M: Special Topics: multi-hyphenate // liberating our artistic selves.

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.nnThe Winter 2020 course is titled multi-hyphenate // liberating our artistic selves and is taught by Haruna Lee: n From Donald Glover to Yoko Ono, Beyoncé to Gertrude Stein, the multi-hyphenate artist who has not one but many disciplines continues to innovate and thrive across time, space and cultures. This course invites you to liberate all your creative selves- writer, director, designer, performer, producer, organizer, leader- by seeding an original theater or performance project that centers your freedom first and foremost. We will move our bodies together, find breath and ritual, engage with our own creative writing practice, find inspiration in unlikely and charming poetics and landsc 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.nnThe Winter 2020 course is titled multi-hyphenate // liberating our artistic selves and is taught by Haruna Lee: n From Donald Glover to Yoko Ono, Beyoncé to Gertrude Stein, the multi-hyphenate artist who has not one but many disciplines continues to innovate and thrive across time, space and cultures. This course invites you to liberate all your creative selves- writer, director, designer, performer, producer, organizer, leader- by seeding an original theater or performance project that centers your freedom first and foremost. We will move our bodies together, find breath and ritual, engage with our own creative writing practice, find inspiration in unlikely and charming poetics and landscapes, devise and collaborate with each other, and share our creative material while learning to give and receive constructive feedback and direction. We will often look to Adrienne Maree Brown for guidance on how to call in our collective liberation, pleasure, ancestor work and healing, while using anti-oppression frameworks and emergent strategies to discuss ethical and equitable collaboration. This course is open to persons with a strong desire to embody a multi-hyphenate artistic practice and share creative work within a guided community.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable 2 times (up to 6 units total)
Instructors: Lee, H. (PI)

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
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