The Writing Stage

…a place where student writers practice and play with language for an audience of their peers. As a theatre educator, I’ve watched students pour hours and hours into a performing monologue, exploring a character’s given circumstances and motivations with a wide range of acting choices involving variations of movement and facial expression, vocal tone, tempo, and register. Yet, some of the same students grow frustrated at revising and editing their writing, finding the right words in the right combination to communicate their ideas on the page. The Writing Stage encourages student writers give their readership the same thoughtful attention and respect as an actor would give their audience.

THTR 3333: CULTURAL IDENTITY AND THE AMERICAN MUSICAL


Some examples of Blog posts from THTR 3333, Fall 2021

Brooke’s advice on writing

Gender and Sexuality on the Musical Stage

Gypsy (1992; television film)

42nd Street (2018; filmed on stage)

Funny Girl (2018; filmed on stage)

Funny Girl (1968; film)


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