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Persons, Chip Associate Professor

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Research

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  • Professor Persons is a performing artist working in live theatre and new media. His research is in acting, as a craft and as a profession. His focus is on how western and classical theatre traditions can merge with other disciplines, technologies, and cultures from around the world to inform the future of theatre. He applies contemporary methods to canonical theatrical literature, in collaboration with fellow theatre artists, to reveal fresh interpretations of the classics. He experiments with traditional “live” theatre and the application of new communication methods, thereby expanding what is defined as a theatre space. He explores theatre as an event rather than a destination. He pursues work as an independent artist in collaboration with fellow actors, directors, designers, dramaturgs, and playwrights.

keywords

  • performance, acting, theatre arts, acting for the camera, voice for actors, movement for actors, acting shakespeare, non-traditional venues, original works, spoken word

Teaching

courses taught

  • THTR 2849 Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • THTR 3033 Production Research and Practicum: Acting (Spring 2019)
  • THTR 3043 Advanced Voice for the Stage (Spring 2019)
  • THTR 3849 Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • THTR 4063 Audition Techniques (Spring 2019)
  • THTR 4149 Theatre Internship (Spring 2019)
  • THTR 4193 Studio 5: Senior Project (Spring 2019)
  • THTR 5849 Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • THTR 6003 Production Research and Practicum: Acting (Spring 2019)
  • THTR 6849 Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • THTR 4193 Studio 5: Senior Project (Fall 2018)
  • THTR 4849 Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • THTR 5849 Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • THTR 3011 American Musical Theatre History (Summer 2018)
  • THTR 2849 Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • THTR 3033 Production Research and Practicum: Acting (Spring 2018)
  • THTR 3043 Advanced Voice for the Stage (Spring 2018)
  • THTR 3849 Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • THTR 4063 Audition Techniques (Spring 2018)
  • THTR 4149 Theatre Internship (Spring 2018)
  • THTR 4193 Studio 5: Senior Project (Spring 2018)
  • THTR 5849 Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • THTR 6003 Production Research and Practicum: Acting (Spring 2018)
  • THTR 6849 Independent Study (Spring 2018)

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