Faculty Performance Production: Gloria by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (DRA4308.01)

Shawtane Bowen

This funny, trenchant, and powerful play follows an ambitious group of editorial assistants at a notorious Manhattan magazine, each of whom hopes for a starry life of letters and a book deal before they turn thirty. But when an ordinary humdrum workday becomes anything but, the stakes for who will get to tell their own story become higher than ever.

“These are people you can imagine being perfectly agreeable at home with their families. But at work, they become the fierce, feral creatures they need to be, even if they don’t realize it. Rat races, after all, can’t exist without rats…” —New York Times

The approximately 90-minute play will perform the weekend prior to Thanksgiving (Nov. 19-21). This 4-credit course is for the cast, or others assigned production responsibilities, and represents work both in and out of rehearsals necessary to build a successful performance and/or collaboration in production. Rehearsals, tech, and performance constitute each students’ commitment.

Gloria was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.



Learning Outcomes:
•How to collaborate with others in an ensemble setting
•The discipline and work ethic necessary to succeed in the professional theater
•How to build a role and successfully create a 3 dimensional human being vis-à-vis the rehearsal process
•How to work under pressure with tight deadlines
•Research, text analysis, and scene study

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: BY AUDITION ONLY. Students should prepare 2 two-minute memorized monologues (1 comedic, 1 dramatic) to be scheduled during Drama auditions held the first week of the term.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
M/T/W/Th/F 7:00PM-10:00PM; Sat 12:00PM-4:00PM (new time as of 8/2/2021) (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 6
Course Frequency: One time only

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