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2014-15 Theater Season

  • Theater takes the main stage at SPC

  • Theater is such an important part of a liberal arts education and I think, while it can be very entertaining, it can also be enlightening and thought provoking.
    ~Scott Cooper, Theater Faculty, SPC 

    From acting, stage production, costume and set design to house management, the theater arts program at St. Petersburg College empowers students to explore their creativity and hone their stagecraft.

    Noteworthy Work

    Since its resurgence in 2011, SPC's theater program has drawn rave reviews for its work, including a significant collaboration with American Stage on the production of WIT. Two instructors have been honored with awards and SPC alumnus Russell Andrade recently performed in Sweeney Todd.

    Facilities

    Our theater facilities range from the 500-seat Clearwater Arts Auditorium to the Palladium Theater in downtown St. Petersburg. The college also has forged strong community ties with American Stage Theater, Jobsite Theater, free Fall Theater and other local companies, giving students access to a variety of theater experiences.

  • Performance Opportunities

  • Check out SPC Theater performance opportunities or attend any of our upcoming plays.
     

    Zombie Prom, a musical

    March 25-29, 2015

    Music by: Dana P. Rowe
    Book and lyrics by: John Dempsey
    Based on a story by: John Dempsey and Hugh Murphy
    Directed by: Scott Cooper
    Cost: $10 suggested donation; FREE for SPC students, faculty and staff

    Boy Meets Girl. Girl Rejects Boy. Boy runs into the nuclear waste dump – and returns as a zombie wanting to go to prom and graduate.

    Earlier this Season

    Antigone

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    Performance dates: Oct. 15-19, 2014
    Play by: Jean Anouilh
    Translated by: Lewis. Galantiére
    Directed by: Karla Hartley
    This powerful modern adaptation of the Sophocles tragedy presents a world of fated consequences and raises the question of law and who is above it.

     


    Amiee and the Xymox

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    Performance dates: Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2014
    Play by: Ann Morrison
    Directed by: Scott Cooper
    A 10 year old Scottish Lass has a mystical calling to an adventure that summons her real purpose in life. World premier.

     

     

  • Theater Scholarships

  • We are offering two $500 scholarships for theater students this term. If students are interested, they should fill out the paperwork found in front of CR 154 and turn it in to Scott Cooper. Actors will be required to audition for both plays if they would like to be considered for the scholarships. Technicians will be able to set up an interview with Scott Cooper to fulfill their requirements for the scholarship.

     I Am 4 Art, U Can B 2 Scholarship

    Established by Diane Nelson and friends of the arts to provide assistance to students with demonstrated financial need, a 3.0 GPA and a commitment to complete a degree program in the Fine Arts.

    Get details on how to apply for Foundation Scholarships like this or research other Financial Aid Scholarships.

  • You can take theater classes as electives for your Associate in Arts degree or to meet common prerequisites for your chosen four-year major. You can also explore our Study Abroad London Theater trip scheduled for May 2015.

    Learn more about learning plans for theater:

    Explore SPC theater classes


    • THE 2000Introduction to Theatre Arts

      THE 2000   Introduction to Theatre Artscredits: 3

      This is a survey course of dramatic theory and history with special emphasis on play reading of representative genres. The essential qualities of actor, director, and the various designers are discussed, and stage terminology is defined. Written compositions are required. Classroom activity includes stage performance.

    • THE 2304Script Analysis

      THE 2304   Script Analysiscredits: 3-0

      This is a course designed to prepare the student in the examination and analysis of play scripts as preparation for production. Through a working knowledge of theatrical literature, students may better grasp the knowledge of what is in a stage script and how to find the important information with the script. The student will read plays from various periods and genres and analyze dramatic elements such as plot, character, theme, dialogue and style. Students will analyze scripts looking for acting, design and directing indicators provided within the script.

      Prerequisite: THE 2000

    • THE 2940Theater Internship

      THE 2940   Theater Internshipcredits: 1-3

      This course provides the student with a supervised, practical learning experience in a work setting that is relevant to his/her program of study. Through course assignments and workplace projects the student will apply, connect, and extend academic theory and competencies for the purpose of building professional skills and affiliations

      Approval of the College-wide Internship Office.

    • THE 2949Co-op Work Experience

      THE 2949   Co-op Work Experiencecredits: 1-3

      A course designed to provide students with major-related, supervised, evaluated practical training work experiences which may be paid or voluntary. Students are graded on the basis of documented learning acquired through hands-on experiences in an actual work setting. Variable credits are available, one to three per course. The student must fulfill the requirement of 60 on-the-job hours for each credit earned in addition to written assignments. Co-op courses may be repeated but total credits shall not exceed twelve.

      Prerequisite: Faculty advisor/co-op coordinator approval.

    • TPA 1232CLIntroduction to Costume Construction

      TPA 1232CL   Introduction to Costume Constructioncredits: 3

      This course offers an introductory study of costume construction techniques including work with costume shop equipment, fabrics, pattern drafting and fabric dyeing and decoration. The course is designed to prepare the student to perform the responsibilities needed to work in and also maintain a costume shop. Through a working knowledge of costume construction, the student shall understand costume shop hierarchy and the importance of the costume construction in the professional and educational theatre. 47 contact hours and a minimum of 45 lab hours. Additional hours may be required during production weeks.

    • TPA 2200CLStagecraft I

      TPA 2200CL   Stagecraft Icredits: 3

      This course introduces the student to the technical aspects of theatre operations. Through classroom lectures and laboratory practice, the student will gain skills in the fundamentals of scenery construction, painting and rigging. Participation in a public performance is required. 47 contact hours and a minimum of 45 lab hours. Additional hours may be required during production weeks.

    • TPA 2204CLStagecraft II

      TPA 2204CL   Stagecraft IIcredits: 3

      This is a continuation of Stagecraft I, with an emphasis on more advanced construction techniques and problem solving with an introduction to theatrical drafting techniques and Computer Aid-Drafting (CAD). Students will serve in supervisory capacities on productions. 47 contact hours and a minimum of 45 lab hours. Additional hours may be required during production weeks.

      Prerequisite: TPA 2200CL or permission of program administrator

    • TPA 2290Technical Theatre Production

      TPA 2290   Technical Theatre Productioncredits: 1-3

      This is a course enabling participants in the production operations of a public performance to receive academic credit for their contributions. Through such participation, the student acquires practical skills in such areas of theatre as designs, scene construction, lighting, sound and music, stage crew work, costumes, makeup and house management. May be repeated up to 12 credit hours. Credit will be awarded according to the difficulty of the tasks. Approximately 47 contact hours per credit.

    • TPA 2600CLIntroduction to Stage Management

      TPA 2600CL   Introduction to Stage Managementcredits: 3

      This is a course designed to prepare the student to perform the responsibilities of a stage manager for a theatrical production, including organization, delegation, scheduling, and personnel management. Through a working knowledge of stage management, the student shall understand theatre hierarchy and the importance of the stage manager in the professional and educational theatre. 47 contact hours and a minimum of 45 lab hours. Additional hours may be required during production weeks.

    • TPA 2949Co-op Work Experience

      TPA 2949   Co-op Work Experiencecredits: 1-3

      This course is designed to provide students with major-related, supervised, evaluated practical training work experiences which may be paid or voluntary. Students are graded on the basis of documented learning acquired through hands-on experiences in an actual work setting. Variable credits are available, one to three per course. The student must fulfill the requirement of 60 on-the-job hours for each credit earned in addition to written assignments. Co-op courses may be repeated but total credits shall not exceed twelve.

      Prerequisite: Faculty Advisor/Co-op Coordinator or Dean Approval.

    • TPP 1100Acting I

      TPP 1100   Acting Icredits: 3

      This course will include lectures and discussions to explain, analyze, and evaluate the theories, techniques, and principles of acting common to the various types of styles of dramatic production. Specific work in the areas of voice and body exercises and improvisations is included. Workshop projects help the student to develop his/her acting skill.

    • TPP 1111Acting II

      TPP 1111   Acting IIcredits: 3

      This course is the second level of acting involving lectures, discussions, and laboratory work to explain, analyze, execute, and evaluate the theories, techniques, and principles of performing various styles of acting before an audience. Specific work in both classical and contemporary styles will be examined. Workshop projects, both in class and for the public, will help the student develop his/her acting skills.

      Prerequisite: TPP 1100 or permission of program administrator

    • TPP 2192Acting Repertory

      TPP 2192   Acting Repertorycredits: 1

      A course enabling members of a cast of a public dramatic performance to earn academic credit for their participation. Through intensive rehearsal and performance experience, the student will acquire skills in expression, in human understanding, in cooperation, and in self discipline. May be taken up to six times for credit. From 12 to 18 hours per week is the minimum requirement during rehearsal and performance periods.

      Prerequisite: Permission of the program administrator.

    • TPP 2260Introduction To Camera Performance

      TPP 2260   Introduction To Camera Performancecredits: 3

      Lectures, demonstrations and discussions will be used to explain, analyze and evaluate the theories, techniques and principles of performing various styles of acting in front of the camera. Specific problems in voice and body exercises in preparation for auditions, commercials and scene work will be explained. Class projects will help the student develop skills in acting for the camera. 47 contact hours and a minimum of 45 lab hours.

      Prerequisite: TPP 1100 and TPP 1111 or permission of the program administrator.

    • TPP 2300LIntroduction to Directing

      TPP 2300L   Introduction to Directingcredits: 3

      Lectures, demonstrations and discussions explain, analyze, and evaluate the theories, techniques and principles of directing common to the various types of styles of directing. Specific problems of script analysis and the director's relationship with actors, environment and audience will be studied. Workshop projects help the student to develop his/her directing style. 47 contact hours and 45 lab hours.

      Prerequisite: TPP 1100 or permission of the program administrator.

  • A liberal arts education with courses in theater can serve as the foundation for advanced degrees and professions such as law, medicine and business, as well as teaching, acting, directing and producing.

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  • Jonathan Barnes
    Academic Department Chair Humanities and Fine Arts Clearwater
    Clearwater Campus
    (727) 791-5997

    Scott Cooper
    Full Time Faculty
    Clearwater Campus
    727-791-5988