Solo Performance: Telling My Story (DRA4322.01)

Kirk Jackson

Students develop original and/or primary source material and explore its shape, arc, and thematic whole in a performance medium that can involve text, movement, characterization, personal examination, and observation. Generating and receiving constructive feedback, with sensitivity to process, is an essential aspect of the work. Students write, edit, rewrite multiple drafts and perform original memorized material. Class work will be tailored around the specific challenges facing individual participants and will culminate in a live performance of an original solo performance piece approximately twelve minutes in length.


Learning Outcomes:
Refine constructive feedback models.
Ability to work independently to create, rehearse, and realize a piece of original theater.
Develop a sense of structure and ability to create structure.
Created and refine a personal process of writing and re-writing through multiple presentations.
Ability to ask questions about the purpose the work serves.
Develop a sense of what values are expressed or subverted by the work.


Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor upon receipt of a writing sample and brief description of project goal submitted no later than Nov 12. (VAPA faculty box or email to kjackson2@bennington.edu)
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
W 2:10PM - 5:50PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: All courses , Drama , Fully In-Person
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