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Coleman, Bud Professor and Roe Green Endowed Chair in Theatre

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  • A former dancer with Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Fort Worth Ballet, Kinesis, and Ballet Austin, Coleman has directed and choreographed a wide range of musicals. Coleman's writing includes analytical articles on musical theatre, American Theatre History, and the performance of gender.

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  • Global theatre history, musical theatre, theatre directing, theatre choreography, performance of gender, GLBTQ Studies

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Teaching

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  • THTR 1011 - Global Theatre 1: Live Performance to Shakespeare
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Travels across four continents exploring live performance from the beginning of recorded history to Shakespeare through various forms of theatrical storytelling including masked dramas, shadow puppets, kabuki, passion plays and commedia.
  • THTR 3011 - American Musical Theatre History
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018
    Studies the creation, evolution and influence of American musical theatre and its importance to American society. Students analyze landmark productions, artists and the creative process. Recommended prerequisite: 3 credits in THTR, DNCE or MUSC.
  • THTR 3033 - Production Research and Practicum: Acting
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / 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 3035 - Production Practicum
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Practical production projects within a designated area of technical theatre, design, stage management, normally related to the department's season. May be repeated up to 8 total credit hours.
  • THTR 4149 - Theatre Internship
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 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 5039 - Musical Theatre Repertory
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Developed around the learning of complete scenes, songs and dances that are representative of the major periods and styles within musical comedy from the 1920s to the present. Emphasizes in-class performance. Admission by audition. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as THTR 4039.
  • 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 6005 - Production Research and Practicum: Designing
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Allows students to undertake a design project, normally within the theatre season, that requires 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 and evaluation of the research, design, and realization process, as well as fully rendered designs and/or plots. Projects may be in costumes, lights, or scenery.
  • THTR 6031 - On-Stage Studies: American Theatre
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Studies American drama in performance, with particular attention to critical and scholarly responses to landmark productions of American classics.
  • 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 / Summer 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 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.

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