Theater Rehearsal and Performance

Course Number: TA 180B
Transcript Title: Theater Rehearsal & Perform
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: August 5, 2015
Total Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 0
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 60
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Repeats available for credit: 0


Audition required

Course Description

Trains for performance in theater production in a featured role, if cast. Incorporates first-hand experience in performance techniques. Audition required. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a strong work ethic within a professional framework of collaboration.
  2. Perform as an ensemble member in a featured role.
  3. Rehearse and memorize a role and the blocking.
  4. Analyze a play from his/her point of view as a company member.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the cultural and historical context of the play.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment may include:

  • Evaluation of performance
  • Assessment of preparation/rehearsal
  • Self-assessment and reflection paper on the production process
  • Fulfillment of contract
  • Fulfillment of other assigned production duties

Course Activities and Design

  • Daily warm up exercises
  • Company discussion of the play and its context at table readings
  • Rehearsal of individual scenes
  • Rehearsal of larger connected segments of the play
  • Full run-throughs and technical rehearsals
  • Public performances

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. Appropriate use of relaxation and concentration
  2. Analysis of script in preparation of a role
  3. Team work
  4. Collaboration
  5. Performance/rehearsal etiquette


1.1 Demonstrate an audition technique
1.2 Use appropriate movement and diction
1.3 Interpret character

2.1 Memorize assigned role
2.2 Develop blocking for scenes as directed
2.3 Rehearse with cast as assigned

3.1 Portray a developed character in movement
3.2 Use skills of natural movement
3.3 Display blocking choices consistent with the script
3.4 Demonstrate the partnership aspects of a scene (give-and-take)

4.1 Demonstrate discipline and commitment throughout project
4.2 Apply skills of focus
4.3 Apply techniques built in rehearsal into the performance
4.4 Perform role with knowledge and skill developed throughout the rehearsal process
4.5 Meet all requirements of timeliness, memorization, shop hours, ticket sales