Both theaters are highly flexible and can be used as black boxes.
Site-specific performances take place across campus: in the Davison Art Center, the Center for African American Studies, and the Russell House, to name a few.
Judgments will be based equally on preliminary research, clarity of the objectives of the process, and rationale for staging a given production.
Please consult the section “Application Guidelines for Honors in Theater” in the handbook.
By creating category requirements, rather than specific courses, the Theater Department has opened up options for students to begin their path through the study of theater in areas other than acting, such as playwriting, design, or performance practice.
These requirements are in addition to the Gateway courses Students will be required to select a major plan upon declaration.The Theater Department strongly encourages students to attend performances and lectures sponsored by all performing and visual arts departments.Each year the department sponsors productions and other events in a variety of theatrical forms; some are directed by faculty members or guest artists, while others are directed by undergraduates.Such an option is not uncommon but requires careful and early planning.Declaration to become a major is usually made in the second semester of the sophomore year.Students in the classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022 will be able to choose which set of requirements they will fulfill to graduate as a theater major.Preliminary honors proposals with a bibliography are due one week after the end of spring break in the junior year.Many theater courses are cross-listed with academic departments in all divisions, as well as Wesleyan’s colleges.Theater faculty and majors are committed to collaboration within and across departments.The department embraces a broad definition of theater and believes in embodied learning: process, performance, and critical perspectives are equally stressed.Our majors focus on two or more aspects of theater and learn to articulate their artistic vision both on stage and in writing.