Theater Arts Topics - Suburbia

An empty lot, littered with garbage, evokes the gritty, rundown environment inhabited by the characters in suburbia.

Poster for the MIT student production of subUrbia. (Image by Ashley Micks. Used with permission.)


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January IAP 2008



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This course includes a complete set of notes from rehearsals and shows, photos of the show, and audio and video of the show's soundtrack, produced by MIT bands.

Course Description

Directed practice in acting, production, or design on a sustained theater piece, either one-act or full length, from pre-rehearsal preparation to workshop production. Consult Theater Arts Office. Includes directed practice in stagecraft. Dramashop rehearses a production of Eric Bogosian's play "subUrbia" for presentation the first two weekends in February. Visiting artist, David R. Gammons, directs. Approximately 10 roles filled by auditions. Students can receive up to six credits for acting or technical positions. Schedule of rehearsals to be arranged, but actors should be available during the afternoon. Students must be available for performances in early February. This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.

Additional Faculty

Michael Katz
(Technical Director)

Yuri Podpaly

Leslie Cocuzzo Held
(Costume Design)

Eric Levenson
(Scenic Design)

Karen Perlow
(Lighting Design)

Peter Whincop
(Sound Design)

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David Gammons. 21M.873 Theater Arts Topics - Suburbia. January IAP 2008. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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