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Osnes, Beth Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • The research of Beth Osnes focuses on 1) using theatre as a tool for young women to empower their voices for self-advocacy and civic participation (she received a major Outreach grant to research her approach) and 2) community engagement through performance for youth. She also uses this vocal empowerment work to focus specifically on gender equity in renewable energy development. She has presented on this work at numerous conferences and has done original field research in Panama, Guatemala, India, Namibia, Nicaragua, Tanzania and the Navajo Nation and has published on her findings. Also, she is co-founder of Inside the Greenhouse (ITG), an endowed initiative on the CU campus for creative climate communication. She created a musical performance in conjunction with ITG and the Rockefeller Foundation 100 Resilient Cities Initiative, Shine, and toured it to 8 international cities to engage youth voices in residence planning-http://www.insidethegreenhouse.org/shine/

keywords

  • gender equity in renewable energy development in developing nations, vocal empowerment for women in all aspects of sustainable development, theatre for development, creative climate communication, community engagement in resilience planning at the city level, young women's vocal empowerment, good natured comedy, environmental education

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Teaching

courses taught

  • ARSC 4909 - Senior Thesis for Individually Structured Major
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • ATLS 3173 - Creative Climate Communication
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    We generate multimodal compositions on the subject of climate change and engage with various dimensions of issues associated with sustainability. We work to deepen our understanding of how issues associated with climate change are or can be communicated, by analyzing previously created expressions from a variety of media (interactive theatre, film, fine art, television programming, blogs, performance art, for example) and then be creating our own work. Recommended prerequisite: ENVS 1000. Same as ENVS 3173 and THTR 4173.
  • DNCE 5048 - Performance and Community Engagement
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Engages students in the power of performance for effecting positive social change. Students research collaboratively to create performances and workshop experiences to intentionally author the future they want. Readings provide theoretical foundations that serve as the basis for creative work. Students engage in creative explorations. Open to all forms of performance.
  • ENVS 3173 - Creative Climate Communication
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    We generate multimodal compositions on the subject of climate change and engage with various dimensions of issues associated with sustainability. We work to deepen our understanding of how issues associated with climate change are or can be communicated, by analyzing previously created expressions from a variety of media (interactive theatre, film, fine art, television programming, blogs, performance art, for example) and then be creating our own work. Recommended prerequisite: ENVS 1000. Same as ATLS 3173 and THTR 4173.
  • FYSM 1100 - First Year Interest Group Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Creates a First Year Interest Group by linking a small first-year seminar with an existing introductory course on a related topic. Each seminar section will be linked to a different course and students in that FYSM 1100 section must be registered for that course. There will be a different co-requisite course for each seminar section.
  • THTR 4029 - Performance and Community Engagement
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Engages students in the power of performance for effecting positive social change. Students research collaboratively to create performances and workshop experiences to intentionally author the future they want. Readings provide theoretical foundations that serve as the basis for creative work. Students engage in creative explorations. Open to all forms of performance.
  • THTR 4073 - Performing Voices of Women
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Explores theories underlying the feminine voice, varied perspectives in prose and poetry, ways of embodying these voices and perspectives in performance forms and ultimately the students' own voices through creation of autobiographical performance pieces (some to be presented for student audiences). Open to both men and women. Same as WGST 4073.
  • THTR 4149 - Theatre Internship
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Provides opportunities for theatre majors to explore career opportunities in theatre fields other than, or in addition to, those with performance emphasis. Students apply knowledge and skills developed in their major studies to a practical work experience. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Recommended requisite: 30 credit hours in THTR.
  • THTR 4173 - Creative Climate Communication
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    We generate multimodal compositions on the subject of climate change and engage with various dimensions of issues associated with sustainability. We work to deepen our understanding of how issues associated with climate change are or can be communicated, by analyzing previously created expressions from a variety of media (interactive theatre, film, fine art, television programming, blogs, performance art, for example) and then be creating our own work. Recommended prerequisite: ENVS 1000. Same as ENVS 3173 and ATLS 3173.
  • THTR 5049 - Special Topics in Theatre
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Opportunity for students to explore, upon consultation with the instructor, areas in theatre that the normal sequence of offerings may not allow. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Same as THTR 4049.
  • THTR 6003 - Production Research and Practicum: Acting
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Allows students to undertake an acting project, normally within the major theatre season, that requires detailed preparatory research, testing of ideas, and public presentation. Students work under faculty supervision and prepare a written report and evaluation of the research, rehearsal, and performance process. Recommended restriction: advanced studies in acting and advisor approval.
  • THTR 6011 - On-Stage Studies: Global Ancient and Classical Theatre
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Studies classical and neoclassical drama in performance, with particular attention to 20th century productions and the critical and scholarly responses to these productions.
  • THTR 6051 - Production Research and Practicum: Directing
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Advanced study of theory and practice of stage directing through examination of the work of leading directors, analysis of texts and classroom exercise. Instructor consent required.
  • THTR 6091 - Production Research and Practicum: Dramaturgy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Students undertake a dramaturgical project, normally within the major season, requiring detailed preparatory research, testing of ideas, and public presentation of theories and concepts in practice. Students work under faculty supervision and prepare a documented written report of their project. Recommended restriction: advanced course work in dramatic literature and advisor approval.
  • WGST 4073 - Performing Voices of Women
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Explores theories underlying the feminine voice, varied perspectives in prose and poetry, ways of embodying these voices and perspectives in performance forms and ultimately the students' own voices through creation of autobiographical performance pieces (some to be presented for student audiences). Open to both men and women. Same as THTR 4073.

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