Play-Reading Flagship Series | Fall 20 | Sundays, 8 weeks
Play-Reading Flagship Series
8 Weeks And 8 Plays By Bipoc Playwrights
Sundays, 7:00pm - 8:00pm, 8 weeks
October 4th - November 22nd
Tuition: $140 / Add-a-class Rate: $100 (25% off for students enrolled in Fall term)
Enrollment deadline: September 27th
*This rate is considerably reduced, as we feel it important to make this workshop available to as many students as possible. Payment plans are available upon request. We feel that tuition is a necessary component to ensuring the commitment and consistency of the course’s participants. Consider it more of a membership fee than tuition, as the class is not so much taught as it is led. We urge students to keep this in mind when they are considering enrollment. Please keep in mind that students are asked to sign up for their own account on Scribd.com in order to access many of the texts. If not, students are encouraged to order these plays online, as long as they arrive on-time.
This moment in time demands awareness of the experience of people of color in America. Exposure to important playwrights and the worlds they depict serves as a bridge to greater understanding and empowerment of minority communities. We hope this flagship course, and its focus on plays by playwrights of color, will enrich the learning of our actors as they prepare to join the profession with as much knowledge, context, and appreciation for arts and humanity as possible. Through this workshop, students will gain a deeper appreciation for the power art has to impact social change.
In this Sunday night workshop, students will prepare for each session by reading the assigned script. Students will be asked to address questions prompted by the workshop leader. Each week, a new workshop leader will guide the discussion, under the supervision of the course instructor. 2 weeks before the course starts, students will be given their list of plays, all readily available online. All participants are expected to purchase a $9.99/month to Scribd.com, where most of the material is available, (cancelation available at anytime). Workshop leaders will be assigned a specific week and play to take the lead on. The instructor of the course does not lecture on the scripts, but curates the texts, helps to oversee the conversation, adds perspective and practical application to our student’s professional acting pursuits, and overall ensures the successful delivery of this course. Spreading the leadership around the collective helps to each person participating to rise to the occaision of these texts.
Playwrights covered: August Wilson, Suzan-Lori Parks, Lynn Nottage, Dominique Morriseau, Charles Fuller, Danai Gurira, David Henry Hwang, Maria Irene Fornes, Luis Valdez, and Ariel Dorfmann
August Wilson The Piano Lesson
Suzan-Lori Parks Topdog Underdog
Lynn Nottage Ruined
Dominique Morriseau Detroit 67
Charles Fuller A Soldier’s Play
David Henry Hwang M. Butterfly
Maria Irene Fornes The Conduct of Life
Luis Valdez Zoot Suit
Ariel Dorfman Death and the Maiden
Danai Gurira Eclipsed
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