Cypress College Offers Four-Week Summer Theater Workshop

Actors! Directors! Playwrights! Cypress College offers a four-week intensive course in creating theater!

This workshop will cover various aspects of performance: acting, movement, voice, improvisation, puppetry, mask-work, and scene-study. The course also covers directing, script analysis, dramaturgy, and the basics of playwriting.

The month-long workshop will culminate in a celebration of new plays by professional playwrights, presented in staged readings by student-actors and directors.

Doug Cooney is a nationally recognized theater artist. His work includes dramas, comedies, musical theater, solo performance, dance theater, experimental theater, and plays for young people. He has been produced and developed by the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center Institute, the Mark Taper Forum, Kirk Douglas Theater, South Coast Rep, and Sundance Theater Labs, among others. He has been honored by the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Performance Network, and the MacArthur Foundation. He received the Charlotte Chorpenning Cup from the American Alliance of Theater Educators for his body of work as a playwright. He was also recognized with an Emmy nomination for Disney’s “Sofia the First.”

THEA 236 C Summer Theater Workshop I

  • 2 Units
  • Prerequisite: Audition
  • Transfer: UC/CSU
  • This performance laboratory will introduce students to the basic fundamental skills of developing new plays and innovative performance works.
  • Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option
  • 30531, 001, 9:30 a.m.–2:40 p.m., Monday–Thursday, 6/11–7/16, Cooney, Douglas, TA-104
  • Last day to add: 06/13; Last day to drop without “W”: 06/13; Last day to drop with “W”: 07/05; Last day to drop for refund: 06/12

THEA 237 C Summer Theater Workshop II

  • 2 Units
  • Prerequisite: Audition
  • Transfer: UC/CSU
  • This performance laboratory will invest students with the intermediate skills of developing new plays and innovative performance works.
  • Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option
  • 30534, 001, 9:30 a.m.–2:40 p.m., Monday–Thursday, 6/11–7/16, Cooney, Douglas TA-104
  • Last day to add: 06/13; Last day to drop with “W”: 07/05; Last day to drop for refund: 06/12.

Enroll in the Summer Theater Workshop through myGateway.

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