The ISU Theatre division within the ISU School of Performing Arts provides a well-rounded curriculum that is both basic and innovative. Theatrical productions range from classics to contemporary, from intimate to large-scale, and from student-directed to faculty produced. The program is structured to provide a rich mixture of academic, design, and performance courses, coupled with a broad array of electives, enabling ISU students to pursue theatre as a profession or an avocation.
This Spring, the School of Performing Arts is offering some great class opportunities to students interested in the performing Arts!
DANC 1105 - Survey of Dance
DANC 2210 - Dance Composition
DANC 2220 - Jazz Dance II
DANC 2290 - Contact Improvisation
THEA 1101 - Appreciation of Drama
THEA 1118 - Oral Interpretation
THEA 3304 - Theatre Management
The mission of Theatre ISU is to help students obtain a level of achievment appropriate to entry-level professionals in their specialty areas, or to use the confidence, expressiveness, and cooperative skills gained through their theatre studies at ISU to succeed in a diverse range of non-performance related careers. Students may choose to focus on performance (acting, directing, dance, and choreography), technical theatre, dance education, or achieve an Education degree with certification to teach theatre. All Theatre ISU students are expected to gain a broad-based knowledge of all major aspects of production, and a solid grounding in the history, theory, and literature of their art.
Many careers develop directly or indirectly from a theatre background. Some of the more widely recognized careers include acting, directing, stage management, scene, costume, and properties construction and design, theatre management and publicity, playwriting, dance, and high school and college teaching. Other careers for which theatre is an excellent background include public relations, sales, advertising, radio, and television announcing, and, many other vocations in which successful inter-personal skills are necessary. Theatre students gain discipline, confidence, and a strong sense of team-building, all key skills in today’s economy.
The Department of Theatre is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre (http://nast.arts-accredit.org/).
Who is the King of Barataria? A young bride, destined to marry the heir of Barataria, arrives in Venice to join her future husband. However, he cannot be identified because he was entrusted to a drunken gondolier who mixed the prince up with his own son. When the King of Barataria dies, the two young gondoliers must jointly rule the kingdom until the nurse of the prince can be brought in to determine the rightful king.