Fall 2016 Syllabus and Weekly Schedule
Department: Conservatory of Theatre & Dance
Course No.: DA/TH 105 & 305
Title of Course: Rehearsal and Production - Fall 2016
Hilary Peterson (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone: x7492)
Catalog Descriptions and Credit Hours of Course:
Training and practical, hands-on experience in performance, crew work, and all aspects
of technical production through active participation in the mounting of departmental
productions. May be repeated. (1 hour credit)
Objectives of the Course:
- To develop an appreciation of the backstage preparations for theatre and dance productions;
- To develop a basic understanding of the various jobs in theatre and dance;
- To develop a basic understanding of the various materials and tools used in productions;
- To develop and nurture artistic skills in theatre and dance; and
- To develop a basic vocabulary associated with theatre and dance.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will create a professional-quality resume
- Students will demonstrate proper rehearsal and performance etiquette
- Students will accurately perform costume/scene shop skills including sewing, painting,
measuring and cutting
- Students will perform production tasks in costuming, marketing, scene building, and
- Students will identify theatre and dance auditions and job websites
Expectations of Students:
- Students are required to obtain 16 hours of lab time;
- Students are required to attend A Chorus Line, A Streetcar Named Desire and Fall for Dance 2016;
- Students are required to attend all Wednesday seminars; and
- Students are required to perform satisfactorily complete a production assignment for one departmental main stage production.
Although not every area listed below will be covered each week, a typical format is
- Sign-In for Attendance
- Conservatory Announcements
- Current Main Stage Productions - Stage Manager and/or Director
- Current Student Production - Director/Choreographer
- Outside Guests (when appropriate)
- Daily Topic (e.g. resumes, stress reduction techniques, acting class scenes, costume/scene
shop basics, dance technique combinations, vocal presentations, building a website,
Textbook(s) and/or Other Required Materials or Equipment:
- No textbook is required.
- Supplies: Each student should bring a notebook, pen, and calendar to each Wednesday meeting. Safety glasses and ear protection (baffles or plugs) are recommended for work in the scene shop.
- Lab Dress:
- Closed-toe shoes ONLY that are secured on your feet and that have a good tread
- ABSOLUTELY NO FLIP FLOPS
- Long pants and shirt that can be tucked in and sleeves that roll up.
- No loose or baggy clothing.
- Clothing should be something you are okay getting dirty.
- No jewelry
- Long hair should be pulled back
- Drinks with lids only!
- No Ipods or other personal devices.
- If you are not dressed appropriately for shop, you may be dismissed. You cannot make
up this time.
Basis for Student Evaluation:
- (40%) 400 Points - Successful completion of lab hours16 total lab hours for semester.
- This requirement will be graded pass/fail. Students will only receive points if they complete all 16 hours.
- Each student is required to complete 4 hours of work per week (2 days x 2 hours) for
a 4 week period in one shop; scene shop or costume shop.
- Students will be pre-assigned a 4-week block.
- The blocks are:
Student sign-ups for specific days/times will begin 2 weeks prior to the start of
the block except for Block 1 which will begin immediately.
(30%) 300 Points - Attendance & Participation in weekly Wednesday departmental seminars.
(25%) 250 Points - Satisfactory participation assignment.
- Aug 29 – Sept 23
- Sept 26 – Oct 21
- Oct 24 – Nov 18
(5%) 50 Points - Attendance at all Main Stage departmental productions.
- The production assignment is a pass/fail grade. If you fail this portion of the course,
you may receive credit by completing an additional 32 hours of lab work.
- Strike is a requirement of this assignment. Students who do not participate in strike
for their assigned production will receive no points for this portion of the class.
- Production Assignments will be made using an online survey that all students are required to complete even if a student has already been cast or assigned
a crew position. All surveys are to be completed and turned into the Technical Director by Wednesday,
- If a student does not complete the production assignment form by the deadline, the student will automatically
fail their production assignment regardless of current status in a production.
- Crew assignments will be posted no later than the 3rd Wednesday class meeting. If
you are assigned a crew position that will not work for you, you have until 5pm on Friday, September 9th to contact the Technical Director about re-assignment. After that date has passed,
you must either fulfill the original assignment or choose to complete 32 additional
hours in the shop.
Total points = 1000 for the semester
- You MUST turn in your ticket sheet by Friday, December 9th at 5pm.
Open Door Policy
My door is always open to students. If you have any questions or concerns about a
project, an assignment, a grade, or anything else pertaining to your academic or professional
development, please discuss the matter with me. Ninety-five percent of all questions
and problems can be solved through open and direct dialogue.
Modification of Syllabus
It is the professor’s prerogative to change or modify this syllabus at any point in
You are responsible for any material given on a day you were absent. There are no makeup sessions. (“Academic Policies and Procedures: Absence from Class,” Southeast Missouri State
University Undergraduate Bulletin: 2009-2010, pp. 17.)
Statement of Whom to Contact with Concerns
Questions, comments or requests regarding this course should be taken to your instructor.
Unanswered questions or unresolved issues involving this class may be taken to Dr.
Kenneth L. Stilson, Department Chair.
Civility and Harassment Statement
Academic Honesty Statement
Fall 2016 R&P Weekly Schedule
||Welcome Back: Syllabus and Calendar & Senior Showcase Breakout
||Breakout Groups:Dance Q&A – Brenna Monroe-Cook (CAC 157); Shakespeare: WTF (Words that Free) – Mac (Flex); Vocal Terminology – Josh (RCC 114); Microphone Techniques – Phil (Flex Booth)
||Resumes and Reels – Dance (CAC 157); Theatre (Flex)
||Masks Across Cultures
||Breakout Groups:The Ins & Outs of Singing – Judith and Students (Flex); Commercial Jazz – Michelle (CAC 157); Design Portfolios: The Beginning – Design Faculty (Costume Shop)
||Breakout Groups:Conditioning for Upper Body Strength – Hilary (CAC 157); Basic Knife Fights and Disarms – Bart (Flex); The Design Conversation: A Common Language for Costumer and Choreographer/Director – Amber (Costume Shop)
||Performance/Presentation Day #1 (Flex)
||Performance/Presentation Day #2 (RCC 119)
||Breakout Groups:Advising/Degree Requirements *new students* – Roxanne (Theatre -Flex) and Hilary (Dance – Green Room); Dance Scene in the Midwest – Philip & Alyssa (CAC 157); Musical Theatre Voice – Kenn (Room 403); Design Portfolios: A Review - Design Faculty (Costume Shop)
||Spring 2017 Advising Day – RCS 4th Floor
||Performance/Presentation Day #3 (Flex)
||Fault Line Film Festival Awards Ceremony (Bedell)
||Breakout Groups:Imagery for Dance Technique – Hilary (RCC 119); Broadway Tap – Michelle (CAC 157); Michael Chekhov Workshop – Roxanne (Flex); Design Portfolios: Final Discussion - Design Faculty (Costume Shop)
||Performance/Presentation Day #4 (Flex)
||Performance/Presentation Day #5 (RCC 119)