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Thr 168 Theatre Partic- Publicity and Management

THEATRE PARTICIPATION – PUBLICITY AND MANAGEMENT
COURSE NUMBER – THEATRE 168/460 - COURSE SYLLABUS

For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them."

Aristotle

Text: Assigned Readings, as may be applicable

Semester: Spring 2012

Dates & Times: Theatre Production Run Dates, Trainings, and Meetings

Instructor: Merlaine Angwall, M.F.A. B.A.

Office & Contact: ACW 120: Telephone: 920.424.7050 email: angwall@uwosh.edu

Instructor: John S. Zarbano, J.D. M.A. B.A.

Office & Contact: ACW 120: Telephone: 920.235.2415 email: zarbanoj@uwosh.edu

Office Hours: By Appointment

Course Description:

Participation in-house management, stage management and publicity for the department sponsored productions.

Course Credit: 1 credit

Course Objective: This course is designed to give the student practical experience in the “Front of House and Management” workings of the theatre. Also, Liberal Education Reform Team values addressed in this course include:

  1. Identification and Objective Evaluation;
  2. Critical Thinking;
  3. Creative Thinking;
  4. Written Communication;
  5. Oral Communication;
  6. Civil Engagement;
  7. Foundations and Skills for Lifelong Learning; and
  8. Intercultural Knowledge and Competence.

 

Special Needs: If a student has any special needs that require accommodations to assist or enhance the student’s ability to learn, please contact the instructor to discuss reasonable accommodations to address the special needs.

Course General Rules and Requirements: This syllabus has been prepared for informational purposes only. None of the statements, objectives, schedules, assignments, or rules contained in this syllabus constitutes a contract, express or implied. This syllabus may be modified at the sole discretion of the instructor, unilaterally, at any time, with or without notice.

Students are assessed on approximately thirty (30) hours of participation. Students will attend training sessions and other meetings during the semester. Training sessions are scheduled before the first two performance of the first production at 6:00 pm. If not scheduled to work that particular performance, a student may leave after training. Dates and times of other meetings will be announced.

The mainstage theatre productions and their respective run dates for this semester are as follows:

Almost Maine” – February 15, 2012 through February 19, 2012

Tartuffe” – April 25, 2012 through April 29, 2012

Students are assessed on an inverse grading scale, which means that each student starts with an “A” in this course. Throughout the semester, each student’s performance will determine the final grade. The grading scale is based upon: 1) thirty (30) hours of participation for which students must keep track of their hours of participation, using the form provided on D2L; 2) punctuality and proper attire; and 3) attitude and initiative.

Keeping track of time means that the student must record the time expended on a particular assignment, task, or attendance at or near the time of the performance of such assignment, task, or attendance. Your initial time sheet will be due by 3:00 pm on the Friday following the closing of this semester’s first production and your final time sheet will be due by 3:00 pm on the Friday following the closing of this semester’s final production. Failure to submit your time sheet in a timely fashion will result in the assessment of a penalty.

Punctuality means that, for any required attendance, any unexcused tardiness of ten minutes or more or any unexcused departure in any amount of time constitutes a failure to timely appear.

Proper attire means adherence to the dress code. The dress code is: 1) for men, a white dress shirt and black slacks; and 2) for women, a white dress shirt or white dress blouse and black slacks or a black skirt. Substitutions to the dress code will be allowed only upon the instructor’s prior written consent. Jesperson v. Harrah’s Operating Co. Inc. 444 F.3d 1104 (9th Cir. 2006)

Improper attitude includes but is not limited to a failure to follow instructions and the use of any electronic media (cell phones, laptops, etc.). Being asked to leave a participation for inappropriate attire and/or improper attitude constitutes an unexcused absence.

Caveat: The Front of House manager has the authority to grade attire, attitude, and initiative.

Since assignments and attendance at scheduled participations are mandatory, penalties will be assessed as follows:

1) Failure to complete an assignment in a timely fashion will result in an incremental grade loss for each calendar day that the assignment is incomplete. For example, if you fail to submit your time sheet when due, then an “A” becomes an “A-“ on the first calendar day after the due date. On the second calendar day after the due date, an “A-“ becomes a “B+” and so forth.

2) For any unexcused failure to timely appear or any unexcused absence occurring prior to the semester drop date, an “A” will become a “B.” Prior to the semester drop date, two unexcused absences, two unexcused failures to timely appear, or a combination thereof, will result in a mandatory drop from this class.

3) Subsequent to the semester drop date, a drop in grade in accord with the following schedule:

Upon the first unexcused failure to timely appear, an “A” will become a “B“.

Upon the second unexcused failure to timely appear, a “B” will become a “C“.

Upon the first unexcused absence, an “A” will become a “C“.

Upon the second unexcused absence, a “C” will become an “F”.

4) These penalties are cumulative throughout the semester. For example, one unexcused failure to timely appear occurring prior to the semester drop date plus one unexcused absence subsequent to the semester drop date will result in a “D” for the course.

by Alderson, James M last modified Jan 20, 2012 11:58 AM