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UE: FAS 110: Living the Theatre: Student Edition: Home

This guide is a depository for information pertaining to Living the Theatre course sections taught by Brook McGinnis. Enjoy!


If “all the world is a stage,” then everyone can benefit from the skills learned in the theatre. Theatre is a collaborative art form that calls on people with a wide range of skills and abilities to work together to create something special. Theatre is ancient and innate: the impulse to “perform” is as old as humanity. This course is designed to immerse you into the world of theatre and into the shoes of theatre artists.

Over the course of a semester, you will learn about the role of the audience, try your hand at performing a monologue, design a costume on a very limited budget, create a marketing campaign, and work in a group to communicate a concept for a production, all the while reading plays you’ve likely not been exposed to before and experiencing the stories of contemporary theatre artists, learning how they do what it is that they do.  You will also discover how the skills of theatre are useful skills for life, regardless of where your life may take you.  

I look forward to sharing this journey with you. As my mentor would say to the cast and crew before a performance, “There is magic in the theatre and the theatre is magic and truly blessed are those who are able to share their talents with others!” Break a leg!