Get a jump on the action with SPRING 2021 THEATRE CLASSES!

Even though the pandemic has put all theatre on hold indefinitely, learning about theatre at LA Mission College continues. Remote classes have provided new educational opportunities that previously were not part of our Theatre Arts program. Between two new online classes—Script Analysis and History of the World Theatre—and the writing and development of a brand new production, theatre is still alive, vital, and continuing to grow in our community.
TH100 INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE

3 UNITS • CSU • No prerequisite • GE COURSE
Fully online | Feb 8–Apr 1 | Section 11863
Fully online | Feb 8–Apr 1 | Section 24390

Fully online | Apr 12–Jun 7 | Section 11873
Instructor: Robert Cucuzza or Aubree Friedrich

Students examine all elements of live theatre, its cultural and historical background, the contributions of various theatre artists, and its overall purpose and influence within our society. Students explore all aspects of play production: playwriting, directing, acting, criticism, theatre architecture, set design, costume design, lighting design, and the role of the audience.

TH114 SCRIPT ANALYSIS

3 UNITS • CSU • No prerequisite • GE COURSE
Fully online | Feb 8–Apr 1 | Section 23046

Instructor: Robert Cucuzza

This course provides principles, theories, and techniques of script analysis for film and theatrical production. Students explore different techniques of script breakdowns, analysis, world building, dramaturgy, and bringing a script to life in a variety of media.

TH110 HISTORY OF THE WORLD THEATRE

3 UNITS • CSU • No prerequisite • GE COURSE
Fully online | Apr 12–Jun 7 | Section 24391
Instructor: Robert Cucuzza

This brand new course examines the origins and development of world theater from ancient beginnings to modern times. Students will study topics that include the relationship of theater to the historical, political, social and religious events of the day, major authors and their works, the evolution of acting styles, changes in the use of the theatrical space and innovations in staging techniques.

The Fall of Montezuma and the City of Dreams at the Hand of the Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés

3 UNITS • No prerequisite • Instructor-added course
Feb 7–Jun 7
Instructor: Robert Cucuzza

LA Mission College Theatre has begun research and development of an ambitious original theatre project. The Fall of Montezuma and the City of Dreams at the Hand of the Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés is a devised theatre piece that both tells the story of the cataclysmic events that led to the fall of the Aztec Empire and the beginning of modern Mexico. Personal stories will be woven with historical fact to bring this history to vivid life, highlighting the connection between the past and present. Associate Professor Robert Cucuzza will lead a group of students through the exciting process of script development—from the beginning stages to the creation of a completed script. An interview with Cucuzza is required to be added to the course. Email cucuzzrj@laccd.edu for more information and to set up a meeting.

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