UHM Fall classes in Mime, Improv, and Scene Painting
UHM Classes 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. You can take selected Fall classes in scene painting, long-form improvisation, or mime through Outreach Extension. If you already hold a bachelor's degree, you can also take graduate-level individual classes in the UHM Department of Theatre + Dance via the Post-Baccalaureate Unclassified (PBU) Program, without seeking a specific degree. Application deadline July 15 for fall and December 15 for spring.
Fall 2017 Outreach Extension offers two ways to take MIME CLASSES this Fall. First: a special intensive workshop in Mime with these four meeting times: Sat/Sun 8/12, 8/13, 8/19, 8/20 from 9:30am-12pm, THEA 433 (Section 311). Or take the class Saturday mornings throughout Fall semester (THEA 433, Section 312). Students will learn the basic techniques of European mime with a focus on Marceau and Decroux techniques, including how to perform illusionary mime (walls, walks, robots), create highly stylized characters and tell a story with just the body. Participants will have the opportunity to perform in a mime show. Instructor Todd Farley is an experienced mime artist with a degree from the Marcel Marceau International School of Mime Drama in Paris.
Local improv expert R. Kevin Doyle, veteran performer at the Seattle and Chicago Improv Festivals teaches THEA 205, Intro to LONG-FORM IMPROVISATION on Tuesday/Thursdays at 4pm throughout Fall semester. Introduction to long-form improvisation as developed by companies such as Second City and iO Chicago. Focus will be on games, situations, creating characters, and forming narratives from those elements.
Want to brush up your painting skills? Take THEA 343D, Topics in Theatre Production: SCENE PAINTING with Assistant Professor of Scenic Design Michelle A. Bisbee of Utah Shakespeare Festival and Cirque due Soleil on Tuesday/Thursday mornings at 9am via Outreach Extension. Studio course focusing on scenic painting. Students will gain practical skills in color mixing, cartooning and scenic painting. To apply to take Outreach Extension courses, see http://outreach.hawaii.edu/
Fall 2017 graduate offerings through the PBU program include Stella Adler acting technique with Assistant Professor Stacy Ray, a course in Advanced Voice with Professor Paul T. Mitri, a seminar in teaching theatre/dance with Associate Professor Amy Schiffner, and Chinese theatre voice and movement workshops with visiting master artists from China. Admission to all classes pending admission to PBU program and approval by instructor. Info on how to enroll: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/graduate/content/applying-pbu-student.
Lurana Donnels O’Malley, Director of Graduate Studies in Theatre, says, “The Outreach Extension and PBU programs are ways 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 Fall 2017 classes, see:http://manoa.hawaii.edu/liveonstage/theatre/graduate-admissions/post-baccalaureate-study-in-theatre/