TEACHING

State University of New York at New Paltz

Fall 2021, M/Th 11am-12:15pm

AUDIO ENGINEERING 1 (THE358)

Examination of acoustics, basic sound reinforcement system, computer audio playback, intercom & video communication for sound engineers in theatrical production.

Fall 2021, M/Th 2-3:15pm

AUDIO ENGINEERING 2 (THE458)

Examination of current techniques employed by system engineers regarding reinforcement techniques for live theatrical events. Emphasis will be on digital audio networking, wireless microphones, live sound mixing technique, and show control programming.

Spring 2021, M/Th 11am-12:15pm

SOUND DESIGN 1 (THE357)

Application of the elements of design, script analysis, research techniques, digital audio editing, composition & recording to create sound designs for theatrical production.

Spring 2020, M/Th 3:30-4:45pm

SOUND DESIGN 2 (THE457)

An advanced study of sound design. Students will design sound for a play and a musical. Special focus will be on original composition and system design for theatrical production.

Spring 2021, M/Th 2:00-3:15pm

DRAFTING FOR THE THEATER (THE393)

Studio course in theatrical drafting in Vectorworks. A study of the graphic communications language and mechanical drawing skills for the theater.

Fall 2021, W 12:30-3:20pm

FOUNDATIONS: THEORY & COLLABORATIONS (THE251)

This course explores the synthesis of theatrical theory and practice as a preparation for imaginative and creative work in the theatre. This course builds skills of collaboration, communication, and creative problem solving amongst the students to prepare them for production work in the department while also laying the foundational groundwork for other classes within the core curriculum by incorporating theatre theory.

Fall 2019, W 3:30-6:20pm

LIVE THEATRE EXPERIENCE (THE209)

Students witness New York City theatre productions and New Paltz productions. Through lectures, discussions, and written assignments, the course examines the appeal and ingredients of live theatrical presentations. Focus will be on plays and musicals, rather than on dance and opera. FEE FOR TICKETS AND TRANSPORTATION.

Winter, January 2020

LONDON THEATRE SEMINAR

Over two weeks during winter break, students attend performances of plays, musicals and dance in commercial, fringe, ethnic and cross-cultural venues throughout the city and its surroundings.  Students also participate in hands-on workshops and interact with guest lecturers from professional theatre in the U.K.