In a trial initiative, the Department of Theater and Dance
is opening THTR
140 Foundations of Performance for non-majors to benefit from the “Four Cs” of Communication, Creativity,
Collaboration, and Critical Thinking.
Employers like Apple and Dell are calling out for graduates
with these “21st-century skills,” which can be
developed in experiential acting games and exercises, fostering confidence in
interpersonal communication, stimulating creativity, and enhancing
collaboration. Critical thinking is encouraged through reflective awareness
that links personal experience to cognitive principles.
The course will be taught by Professor Rick Kemp, who has over 30 years of
international experience as an actor and director and has published Embodied Acting: What Neuroscience Tells us About
Performance (Routledge 2012) and The
Routledge Companion to Jacques Lecoq (Routledge 2016).
Department of Theater and Dance