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Theater Mentorships

1-on-1 learning and original research projects customized around students' interests

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A theater mentorship offers students the structure and freedom to research, share, and create. Projects vary from historical research of costuming, culminating in a costume design brief with sketches and rationale, to investigating the oral tradition of storytelling and producing and delivering a story of their own. Topics of study range widely: some students may be interested in learning more about stage management, lighting or set design, while others may want to cultivate their directorial voice, delve into scriptwriting or explore the ins and outs of producing. 

Students studying theatre explore the world from multiple perspectives. In addition to studying historical productions, plays and their critical interpretations, students are encouraged to discover their own unique vision and what they might add to ongoing creative conversations in the space. Students completing a theater mentorship develop artistic skills and cultivate their capacities for collaboration, critical thinking, creative problem-solving, and effective communication.



Creative Pieces/Portfolios
Case Study
A fully produced, original audio production of an excerpt from Mary Zimmerman's play, Metamorphoses
Case Study
Comparative analysis of five different social justice-oriented theatre groups, assessing their diversity and effectiveness

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