This course actively explores storytelling techniques based on individual needs. An examination of story theatre and involvement styles leads to practical experience in individual performances. Participants will actively develop performance techniques that reflect a variety of styles and approaches for storytelling. We will examine the historical significance of storytelling in Eastern and Western civilizations and develop a perspective on its role in culture and religion. Applications for both educational and entertainment purposes will be explored through acting and vocal techniques, games, media, felt board, and puppetry. This course will include an examination of story theatre and involvement styles and the development of the ensemble for performance. The projects will include individual performances and group collaboration of selected stories appropriate for a wide range of audiences. The final project will reflect the participant's individual needs and utilize storytelling techniques developed in the course. Special fee.
Equivalent(s): THCO 662, THDA 622, THEA 622, THEA 662