T H E A T R E   A N D   P E R F O R M A N C E 

Notes

Laboratory sessions and rehearsal periods may be added to any course at the discretion of the instructor.

THPERF 100s


THPERF 100 WSP 0.50
Course ID: 004661
Introduction to Theatre
This course introduces students to the processes of text-based theatre creation and production. Students produce an existing play text by developing and implementing an original conceptual approach. Prior experience in theatre-making is not required.
Antireq: DRAMA 100

 
THPERF 102 WSP 0.50
Course ID: 004662
Introduction to Performance
This workshop course introduces students to the creative processes of performance in a range of formal and informal settings. Emphasis is placed on the student's development as a performer. Prior performance experience is not required.
Antireq: DRAMA 102
(Cross-listed with SPCOM 102)

 
THPERF 149 WSP 0.50
Course ID: 015845
Introduction to Critical Design Practices
How does design help us think? This studio course introduces students to practice-based methods for generating knowledge. Topics may include prototyping, performance as research, material thinking, multi-modal representation, and experience design. Students will test and explore how we learn differently through creative practices.
(Cross-listed with SPCOM 149)

 

THPERF 200s


THPERF 200 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 004660
Theatre and Performance in Context
Students experience, analyze, and interpret a range of works of theatre and performance. Close attention is paid to the original circumstances in which these works were produced, the ways in which they have reflected and influenced the communities that produced them, and their relevance to current performance practice and research.
Antireq: DRAMA 200

 
THPERF 206 WSP 0.50
Course ID: 014896
Production Participation 1
Students work with faculty, staff, and visiting artists to explore and develop basic proficiency in specific areas of performance creation. Areas include research, conception, writing, direction, design, performance, production, stage management, production management, publicity, dramaturgy, critique, and documentation.
Department Consent Required
Antireq: DRAMA 206

 
THPERF 207 WSP 0.50
Course ID: 014918
Production Participation 2
Students work with faculty, staff, and visiting artists to explore and develop basic proficiency in specific areas of performance creation. Areas include research, conception, writing, direction, design, performance, production, stage management, production management, publicity, dramaturgy, critique, and documentation.
Department Consent Required
Antireq: DRAMA 207

 
THPERF 220 WSP 0.50
Course ID: 012417
Performance Studies
This workshop course in performance studies explores performance as a way of knowing. It investigates performance as artistic practice and as a means of understanding historical, social, and cultural practices, including drama/theatre texts, poetry, narratives, and texts of everyday life.
Prereq: Level at least 2A; Theatre and Performance students.
Antireq: DRAMA 220
(Cross-listed with SPCOM 220)

 
THPERF 221 WSP 0.50
Course ID: 004663
Performing Text
Students explore techniques to analyze, interpret, and perform texts.
Prereq: THPERF 102/SPCOM 102 or DRAMA 102.
Antireq: DRAMA 221

 
THPERF 222 WSP 0.50
Course ID: 004664
Performing the Body
Students explore techniques to access and develop the body as a resource for performance.
Prereq: THPERF 102/SPCOM 102 or DRAMA 102.
Antireq: DRAMA 222

 
THPERF 243 LAB,LEC 0.50
Course ID: 004668
Technical Production 1
Students develop basic proficiency in the technical elements of live theatre and performance production, including carpentry, lighting, projection, sound, wardrobe, and properties. Students apply these concepts in a departmental production.
Prereq: THPERF 100 or DRAMA 100.
Antireq: DRAMA 243

 
THPERF 244 LAB 0.50
Course ID: 004669
Technical Production 2
Students develop intermediate proficiency in the technical elements of live theatre and performance production, including carpentry, lighting, projection, sound, wardrobe, and properties. Students apply these concepts in a departmental production.
Prereq: THPERF 100 or DRAMA 100; THPERF 243 or DRAMA 243.
Antireq: DRAMA 244

 
THPERF 246 SEM 0.50
Course ID: 014897
Design for Performance
Students explore historical and current perspectives on the principles of design for performance.
Prereq: Level at least 2A.
Antireq: DRAMA 246

 
THPERF 248 SEM 0.50
Course ID: 014914
Management for the Arts
Students explore a broad range of arts management concepts. Assignments take students' individual interests into account.
Prereq: Level at least 2A.
Antireq: DRAMA 248

 
THPERF 278 LEC,SEM 0.50
Course ID: 011907
Theatre and Technology
Students explore the development of theatre technologies and their significance in historical and current performance contexts.
Prereq: Level at least 2A.
Antireq: DRAMA 278/405

 
THPERF 280 SEM 0.50
Course ID: 014906
Theatre and Performance in Canada
Students explore theatre and performance in Canada in its historical, political, and cultural contexts.
Prereq: Level at least 2A.
Antireq: DRAMA 280

 
THPERF 282 SEM 0.50
Course ID: 014884
Gender and Performance
Students explore representations of gender on stage, in the media, and in politics.
Prereq: Level at least 2A.
Antireq: DRAMA 282

 
THPERF 284 WSP 0.50
Course ID: 014885
Site-Specific Performance
Students explore performance sites as resources for creation.
Prereq: Level at least 2A.
Antireq: DRAMA 284

 

THPERF 300s


THPERF 300 SEM 0.50
Course ID: 014887
Theories of Theatre and Performance
Students study and critique a range of existing works of theatre and performance in the context of related commentary, paying close attention to concepts of knowledge, experience, and positionality.
Prereq: Theatre and Performance students.
Antireq: DRAMA 300

 
THPERF 301 WSP 0.50
Course ID: 004678
Performance Creation
Students study, apply, and critique a range of processes for making theatre and performance, paying close attention to the relationship between the approach to creation and the significance of works in the communities where they are performed.
Prereq: Theatre and Performance students.
Coreq: THPERF 200.
Antireq: DRAMA 301

 
THPERF 306 WSP 0.50
Course ID: 004680
Production Participation 3
Students work at an intermediate level with faculty, staff, and visiting artists to explore and increase proficiency in specific areas of performance creation. Areas include research, conception, writing, direction, design, performance, production, stage management, production management, publicity, dramaturgy, critique, and documentation.
[Note: This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of two times.]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Theatre and Performance students.
Antireq: DRAMA 306, 316, THPERF 316

 
THPERF 307 WSP 0.50
Course ID: 004681
Production Participation 4
Students work at an intermediate level with faculty, staff, and visiting artists to explore and increase proficiency in specific areas of performance creation. Areas include research, conception, writing, direction, design, performance, production, stage management, production management, publicity, dramaturgy, critique, and documentation.
[Note: This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of two times.]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Theatre and Performance students.
Antireq: DRAMA 307, 317, THPERF 317

 
THPERF 316 WSP 1.00
Course ID: 014888
Production Participation 5
Students work at an intermediate level with faculty, staff, and visiting artists to explore and increase proficiency through extensive contributions to specific areas of performance creation. Areas include research, conception, writing, direction, design, performance, production, stage management, production management, publicity, dramaturgy, critique, and documentation.
[Note: This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of two times.]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Theatre and Performance students.
Antireq: DRAMA 306, 316, THPERF 306

 
THPERF 317 WSP 1.00
Course ID: 014889
Production Participation 6
Students work at an intermediate level with faculty, staff, and visiting artists to explore and increase proficiency through extensive contributions to specific areas of performance creation. Areas include research, conception, writing, direction, design, performance, production, stage management, production management, publicity, dramaturgy, critique, and documentation.
[Note: This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of two times.]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Theatre and Performance students.
Antireq: DRAMA 307, 317, THPERF 307

 
THPERF 321 WSP 0.50
Course ID: 004688
Approaches to Acting with Text
Students apply conceptual and theoretical approaches to acting in traditions emphasizing the text as a resource for performance.
Prereq: One of THPERF 211, 222, DRAMA 221, 222.
Antireq: DRAMA 321

 
THPERF 322 WSP 0.50
Course ID: 004689
Approaches to Acting with the Body
Students apply conceptual and theoretical approaches to performance in traditions emphasizing the body as a resource for performance.
Prereq: One of THPERF 211, 222, DRAMA 221, 222.
Antireq: DRAMA 322

 
THPERF 326 WSP 0.50
Course ID: 004692
Performing the Voice
Students explore techniques to access and develop the voice as a resource for performance.
Prereq: THPERF 102/SPCOM 102 or DRAMA 102; one of THPERF 221, 222, SPCOM 223, DRAMA 221, 222; Level at least 3A.
Antireq: DRAMA 326
(Cross-listed with SPCOM 326)

 
THPERF 331 WSP 0.50
Course ID: 004694
Design Theory and Practice
Students apply conceptual and theoretical approaches to design in the areas of set/space, light, projection, and costume.
Prereq: THPERF/DRAMA 200, 243, 244, 246.
Antireq: DRAMA 331
(Cross-listed with FINE 335)

 
THPERF 343 SEM 0.50
Course ID: 004698
Stage Management
Students explore approaches to stage management for theatre and performance.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: THPERF/DRAMA 243, 244, 248.
Antireq: DRAMA 343

 
THPERF 361 WSP 0.50
Course ID: 004706
Approaches to Directing
Exploration of the director's task in its practical, theoretical, and historical aspects.
Prereq: THPERF/DRAMA 200, 243, 244. Theatre and Performance students.
Antireq: DRAMA 361

 
THPERF 366 WSP 0.50
Course ID: 014900
Writing for Performance
Students explore techniques for analyzing, interpreting, and creating texts for theatre and performance.
Prereq: Level at least 3A.
Antireq: DRAMA 366

 
THPERF 368 WSP 0.50
Course ID: 014902
Collaborative Creation
Students explore techniques for collaborative creation in theatre and performance.
Prereq: THPERF/DRAMA 200, 243, 244.
Antireq: DRAMA 368

 
THPERF 371 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 004708
Theatre History 1
Theatre history from Classical Greece to the Renaissance.
Antireq: DRAMA 371

 
THPERF 374 SEM 0.50
Course ID: 014890
Sustainability in Performance
Students explore the interchange between artistic practice and current topics in sustainability research.
Prereq: Level at least 3A.
Antireq: DRAMA 374

 
THPERF 376 SEM 0.50
Course ID: 011182
Political Theatre and Performance
Students explore the relationships among form, political engagement, culture, and agency in theatre and performance.
Prereq: Level at least 3A.
Antireq: DRAMA 376

 
THPERF 378 SEM 0.50
Course ID: 014891
Black Theatre and Performance
Students explore the relationship of black theatre and performance to artistic and public life in North America.
Prereq: Level at least 3A.
Antireq: DRAMA 378

 
THPERF 379 LAB,SEM 0.50
Course ID: 014892
Virtual Theatre and Performance
Students explore and create theatre and performance in virtual reality.
Prereq: Level at least 3A.
Antireq: DRAMA 379

 
THPERF 386 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005166
Shakespeare 1
A study of the plays written before 1599-1600, excluding Julius Caesar.
Prereq: Level at least 3A.
Antireq: DRAMA 386
(Cross-listed with ENGL 362)

 
THPERF 387 LEC 0.50
Course ID: 005167
Shakespeare 2
A study of the plays written after 1599-1600, including Julius Caesar.
Prereq: Level at least 3A.
Antireq: DRAMA 387
(Cross-listed with ENGL 363)

 

THPERF 400s


THPERF 400 WSP 1.50
Course ID: 014893
Collaborative Performance Project
Students work at an advanced, independent level with faculty, staff, and visiting artists to create and reflect upon a major, collaborative performance project. As core members of the creative team, students engage in all areas of project creation, including research, conception, writing, direction, design, performance, production, stage management, production management, publicity, dramaturgy, critique, and documentation.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: One of THPERF/DRAMA 206, 207, 306, 307, 316, 317; Theatre and Performance students.
Antireq: THPERF/DRAMA 406, 410, 416; DRAMA 400

 
THPERF 406 WSP 0.50
Course ID: 004715
Production Participation 7
Students work at an advanced, independent level with faculty, staff, and visiting artists to create and reflect upon a major, collaborative performance project. Students engage in all areas of project creation, including research, conception, writing, direction, design, performance, production, stage management, production management, publicity, dramaturgy, critique, and documentation.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: One of THPERF/DRAMA 206, 207,306, 307, 316, 317; Theatre and Performance students.
Antireq: THPERF/DRAMA 400, 416; DRAMA 406

 
THPERF 407 WSP 0.50
Course ID: 004716
Production Participation 8
Students work at an intermediate level with faculty, staff, and visiting artists to explore and increase proficiency in specific areas of performance creation. Areas include research, conception, writing, direction, design, performance, production, stage management, production management, publicity, dramaturgy, critique, and documentation.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: One of THPERF/DRAMA 206, 207, 306, 307, 316, 317; Theatre and Performance students.
Antireq: THPERF/DRAMA 410, 417; DRAMA 407

 
THPERF 410 WSP 1.50
Course ID: 014898
Collaborative Performance Project
Students work at an advanced, independent level with faculty, staff, and visiting artists to create and reflect upon a major, collaborative performance project. As core members of the creative team, students engage in all areas of project creation, including research, conception, writing, direction, design, performance, production, stage management, production management, publicity, dramaturgy, critique, and documentation.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: One of THPERF/DRAMA 206, 207, 306, 307, 316, 317; Theatre and Performance students.
Antireq: THPERF/DRAMA 400, 407, 417; DRAMA 410

 
THPERF 416 WSP 1.00
Course ID: 014894
Production Participation 9
Students work at an advanced, independent level with faculty, staff, and visiting artists to create and reflect upon a major, collaborative performance project. Through extensive contributions to production, students engage in all areas of project creation, including research, conception, writing, direction, design, performance, production, stage management, production management, publicity, dramaturgy, critique, and documentation.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: One of THPERF/DRAMA 206, 207, 306, 307, 316, 317; Theatre and Performance students.
Antireq: THPERF/DRAMA 400, 406; DRAMA 416

 
THPERF 417 WSP 1.00
Course ID: 014895
Production Participation 10
Students work at an advanced, independent level with faculty, staff, and visiting artists to create and reflect upon a major, collaborative performance project. Through extensive contributions to production, students engage in all areas of project creation, including research, conception, writing, direction, design, performance, production, stage management, production management, publicity, dramaturgy, critique, and documentation.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: One of THPERF/DRAMA 206, 207, 306, 307, 316, 317; Theatre and Performance students.
Antireq: THPERF/DRAMA 407, 410; DRAMA 417

 
THPERF 440 LEC,SEM,WSP 0.50
Course ID: 011906
Performative Inquiry and Practice
This course explores how to create, perform, and analyze performance texts, here defined as including drama/theatre texts, poetry, narratives, and the texts of everyday life. Through readings and creative investigation, students will explore the links between the participant, the researcher, the site, and the impulse of inquiry.
Prereq: Level at least 3A.
Antireq: DRAMA 440
(Cross-listed with SPCOM 440)

 
THPERF 490 SEM,WSP 0.50
Course ID: 004723
Selected Seminars in Drama & Theatre Arts
Seminars in special areas of drama and theatre.
[Note: Formerly DRAMA 490. This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of four times.]
Department Consent Required

 
THPERF 491 SEM,WSP 0.50
Course ID: 010105
Selected Seminars in Drama & Theatre Arts
Seminars in special areas of drama and theatre.
[Note: Formerly DRAMA 491. This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of four times.]
Department Consent Required

 
THPERF 499A LEC 0.50
Course ID: 004740
Senior Seminar
This course is designed to give the student an opportunity to complete a comprehensive presentation in their major area of concentration.
[Note: A grade for THPERF/SPCOM 499A will be submitted only after the completion of THPERF/SPCOM 499B.]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 4A Honours Theatre and Performance.
Antireq: DRAMA 499A
(Cross-listed with SPCOM 499A)

 
THPERF 499B LEC 0.50
Course ID: 004741
Senior Seminar
This course is designed to give the student an opportunity to complete a comprehensive presentation in their major area of concentration. Second part of THPERF/SPCOM 499.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 4A Honours Theatre and Performance.
Antireq: DRAMA 499B
(Cross-listed with SPCOM 499B)