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Pang, Cecilia J Associate Professor

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Research

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  • Dr. Cecilia J. Pang is first and foremost a theatrical director who brings an east-west fusion aesthetics to her work. She directs a diverse offering of theatre genres and styles from every era. Additionally, she is a documentary filmmaker and has produced films on Immigrant Opera Artists, Cantonese Opera Education, Artists and Motherhood. She has also published book chapters, articles and reviews and is a recognized specialist on the development Chinese Opera in the United States. But her research portfolio extends beyond the Asian theatre to include any subject that deals with Creativity, the guiding dogma for her research, teaching and service.

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  • Creativity

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Teaching

courses taught

  • THTR 3023 - Studio 2: Creating a Role
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Continued development of acting technique and tools for play analysis, with particular emphasis on scene study. Special attention will be given to the Master Teachers of Acting and their pedagogies.
  • THTR 3033 - Production Research and Practicum: Acting
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Allows students to undertake an acting project, either within the major season or approved departmental production. Requires detailed preparational research, rehearsal commitments, and public presentation of theories and concepts in practice. Following the performance, students present written reports and evaluations. May be repeated up to 3 total credit hours.
  • THTR 4061 - Directing
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Theory and practice of directing for the stage. Recommended prerequisites: two semesters of THTR 3035.
  • THTR 4149 - Theatre Internship
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 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 5071 - Advanced Directing
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Advanced study of theory and practice of stage directing through examination of the work of leading directors, analysis of texts and classroom exercises. Instructor consent required.
  • 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 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.

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