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 and personal observation / examination. We may reference the work of solo performance artists. 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 final showing of an original solo performance piece approximately ten minutes in length.

Work is developed through repeated presentation in class and in individual meetings.  Be prepared to present every week. Be prepared to respond to the work of your classmates in a productive and respectful manner. The class should be a valuable resource for the development of everyone’s piece.


Learning Outcomes:
Generate Original Material for Performance
Explore Revision as necessary to Creation
Produce a Finished Solo Performance Piece
Culminate in a Public Performance


Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Submission of 1) a proposal of topic, content, and/or form for exploration and, 2) a creative writing sample of your choice, due May 1st and 3) subsequent interview. Timely submission of material will facilitate the interview process. Submit 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

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