Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts
Why do we have a free standing ghost light in our lobby? It is a tradition in the theatre to leave a "ghost light" on in a darkened theatre so all who enter are safe. Adams State University Theatre pledges to offer this building as a brave space where it is safe to be who you are, regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. We pledge we will explore the ways in which theatre can be a catalyst for community engagement and a place where injustice, ignorance, and prejudice can be exposed and new understandings of the human experience explored. As artists, we pledge to use our work to confront the status quo, because if we aren't challenging it, we are reinforcing it.
Adams State University Theatre offers an intensive generalist program with a growing national reputation designed for the student who wants to experience everything college theatre has to offer. One of the greatest points of the program is its small class size and personal attention that each student receives.
I believe art matters and theatre can have a real and lasting impact. The classroom and the stage should be at the forefront of efforts to examine our personal beliefs and the major societal issues of the day. Most importantly, each can be a site where a multiplicity of voices can be heard in discourse.
I received my BA from Ohio Northern University and my MFA in theatre pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University. Every year that I spend working with actors and theatre creators I become more acutely aware of the reason why I was drawn to theatre in the first place.
I teach a variety of courses in Design and Technical Theatre, with the goal of providing a general knowledge and experience of all aspects of technical theatre, and the opportunity to specialize in one or more Design/Tech fields.
I am a theatre artist, educator, and scholar. I believe that theatre is a set of creative and critical practices that allow us to collaboratively imagine and theorize other worlds, and ways of being together within those worlds.
THTR 205: Improvisational Acting (3 hours)
This course is an introduction to improvisation as a form of comedy entertainment. Both short and long form will be covered. Completion of this course is a prerequisite for membership in the Adams State University Improvisation Troupe, the Lost and Found.
THTR 334: Lighting Design (3 hours)
The emphasis of the class is on the creative process, from conceptualization to the execution and presentation of the design idea, with a major focus being the exploration and practical application of the Controllable Qualities of Light, Functions of Stage Light, and Designing with Light, and producing the Lighting plot and related paperwork.
THTR 347: Theatre and Social Change (3 hours)
This course is an introduction to the ideas and practice of theatre as a catalyst for social change. It examines the intersection between theatre, society, and political activism.