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Unique Classes at UHM for Local Theatre Artists

Unique Classes at UHM for Local Theatre Artists

The faculty of the UHM Department of Theatre and Dance invites theatre artists in the community to consider taking advanced classes as a way to add new skills, learn new techniques, and polish existing ones.  If you already hold a bachelor's degree, you can now take individual classes in the UHM Department of Theatre + Dance via the Post-Baccalaureate Unclassified (PBU) Program, without seeking a specific degree.  Application deadline is December 15 for Spring 2017 classes (July 15 2017 for Fall 2017 classes). 

Spring 2017 offerings include a first-ever course in Storytelling by acclaimed storyteller Jeff Gere, longtime host of the TalkStory Festival,  and a new class in Mime by Todd Farley, an accomplished mime who was trained by Marcel Marceau himself. 

PhD student Matthew Kelty offers a seminar in LGBT Theatre, and local comedian and PhD student Murray Husted gives a class in Stand-Up Comedy. Mark Branner teaches a new class in Devising Theatre for Theatre for Young Audiences, and is also part of a team of instructors (along with Dr. Elizabeth Wichmann-Walczak and Qiaoer Zheng) for a class in Chinese Theatre Movement.  Kumu Tammy Hailiʻōpua Baker offers her unique course in Drama and Theatre of Oceania.

In the theatre/tech design area, new Assistant Professor Michelle Bisbee offers a course in creating Props and Crafts, and Brian Shevelenko teaching his course in Entertainment Electrics; in addition there are intermediate-level classes in scenic and costume design.

Admission to all classes pending admission to PBU program and approval by instructor. 

Lurana Donnels O’Malley, Director of Graduate Studies in Theatre, says, “The PBU program is a way for our local theatre creators to connect with other creative artists at UHM and in the community, without working toward a graduate degree.  We invite you to take advantage of the wealth of expertise our faculty and guest artists have to offer."

For a full listing of Spring 2017 classes, see:

http://manoa.hawaii.edu/liveonstage/theatre/graduate-admissions/post-baccalaureate-study-in-theatre/

Info on how to enroll: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/graduate/content/applying-pbu-student.  

Contact:  Lurana D. O’Malley omalley@hawaii.edu 956-9609

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