Courses

The courses listed below are provided by Student Information Services (SIS). This listing provides a snapshot of immediately available courses within this department and may not be complete. Course registration information can be found at https://sis.jhu.edu/classes.

Please consult the online course catalog for cross-listed courses and full course information.

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another program, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

FYS: From Shakespeare to Baltimore
AS.001.162 (01)

This First-Year Seminar is designed around what is on stage in Baltimore this fall. We will attend several plays, both professional productions at theatres in the city and student productions at JHU. We will pay attention to the interpretation of plays on the page, and to the ways that scripts materialize as performances on the stage. We will place these performances in the context of larger theatre histories, studying great plays from the age of Shakespeare to contemporary American theatre. No acting required – just the desire to explore the theatre of today.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Stoll, Abraham
  • Room: Merrick 105  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to Theatre
AS.225.100 (01)

An introduction to the drama: how and why the theatre came into being; its role in human history; and how changing social structures in different regions and epochs have shaped different kinds of theatre, plays and performance. Also: how theatre “works” for us and on us, and the major plays of world drama.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 4:30PM - 7:00PM
  • Instructor: Martin, Joe H
  • Room: Krieger 308  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/13
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Acting I
AS.225.101 (01)

An introduction to the fundamentals of acting through exercises and improvisations based on the teachings of Stanislavsky and Sanford Meisner. This course also includes a brief survey of major modern American playwrights. Plays will be read and employed in scene work.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Taylor, Gerrad Alex
  • Room: Merrick 200  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/14
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Acting I
AS.225.101 (02)

An introduction to the fundamentals of acting through exercises and improvisations based on the teachings of Stanislavsky and Sanford Meisner. This course also includes a brief survey of major modern American playwrights. Plays will be read and employed in scene work.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 6:00PM - 8:30PM
  • Instructor: Glossman, James
  • Room: Merrick 200  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/14
  • PosTag(s): n/a

A History of Black Performance and Drama
AS.225.305 (01)

A survey of the history of the Black Performer and Performance. In exploring the art of storytelling from ancient African civilizations, students will critically engage and discuss the origins, aesthetics, characteristics, and practices of Black performers, and their often-unacknowledged contributions and influence upon mainstream performance throughout the history of the world.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 4:30PM - 7:00PM
  • Instructor: Taylor, Gerrad Alex
  • Room: Krieger 300  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Stagecraft
AS.225.310 (01)

A hands-on approach to the technical and theoretical elements of production. Meets in the Merrick Barn Scene Shop. Permission Required.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Roche, William C
  • Room: Merrick 101  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/6
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Scene Study
AS.225.311 (01)

An introduction to the principles of analyzing text in a playscript and using the intrinsic demands of language to create character in a scene. Gradually, the student learns to define an ACTION through given circumstances and develop the arc of performance in a particular setting.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 4:30PM - 7:00PM
  • Instructor: Taylor, Gerrad Alex
  • Room: Merrick 200  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/14
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Theatre: Tech Direction
AS.225.314 (01)

An introduction to Technical Direction including pre-production and production with an overview of materials, tools, rigging and safety, together with design and its implementation.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Roche, William C
  • Room: Merrick 105  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 9/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Performance
AS.225.320 (01)

The Performance Class will be A SONDHEIM CELEBRATION. Students will rehearse on Tuesday evenings and will have two Final Presentations in December. Auditions will be the first week of April.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 6:00PM - 8:30PM
  • Instructor: Denithorne, Margaret
  • Room: Merrick 200  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 7/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Playwriting Strategies
AS.225.330 (01)

A seminar and workshop in playwriting with Dr. Joe Martin, playwright and dramaturge. Student writers, developing their plays, will learn how to open up to the creative process, “brainstorm,” refine their work, and shape it toward an act of artistic communication. Writer’s techniques, such as attending to plot or “story,” delineation of character, creating effective “dialog,” even overcoming “writer’s block,” will be addressed. This course is designed to be complementary to – not a replacement for – playwriting classes in the Writing Seminars.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Martin, Joe H
  • Room: Hodson 316  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/8
  • PosTag(s): n/a

History of Modern Theatre & Drama
AS.225.345 (01)

Designed to impart a deepened appreciation and understanding of today's theatre by surveying the major playwrights, historical movements, and theatre practices of the 20th century. The course also seeks to help students understand theatre's relationship to the societal and political power structure of each era and to introduce students to great dynamic literature in its intended form, which is performance.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Denithorne, Margaret
  • Room: Merrick 105  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/14
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.001.162 (01)FYS: From Shakespeare to BaltimoreTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMStoll, AbrahamMerrick 105
 
AS.225.100 (01)Introduction to TheatreW 4:30PM - 7:00PMMartin, Joe HKrieger 308
 
AS.225.101 (01)Acting IMW 3:00PM - 4:15PMTaylor, Gerrad AlexMerrick 200
 
AS.225.101 (02)Acting IM 6:00PM - 8:30PMGlossman, JamesMerrick 200
 
AS.225.305 (01)A History of Black Performance and DramaM 4:30PM - 7:00PMTaylor, Gerrad AlexKrieger 300
 
AS.225.310 (01)StagecraftTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMRoche, William CMerrick 101
 
AS.225.311 (01)Scene StudyW 4:30PM - 7:00PMTaylor, Gerrad AlexMerrick 200
 
AS.225.314 (01)Theatre: Tech DirectionMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMRoche, William CMerrick 105
 
AS.225.320 (01)PerformanceT 6:00PM - 8:30PMDenithorne, MargaretMerrick 200
 
AS.225.330 (01)Playwriting StrategiesM 3:00PM - 5:30PMMartin, Joe HHodson 316
 
AS.225.345 (01)History of Modern Theatre & DramaT 3:00PM - 5:30PMDenithorne, MargaretMerrick 105