Department of Theater and Dance
Extracurricular Theater Program
- Ruth Weiner, Professor and Director of the Department of Theater and Dance (Wisconsin, MA). She directs and teaches acting, directing, and contemporary drama and theater.
- Mary Moore Easter, Rae Schupack Nathan Professor of Dance and the Performing Arts. Information regarding the dance program in the Department of Theater and Dance, can be requested separately.
- Past Dayton-Hudson Distinguished Visiting Artists and Benedict Visiting Professors:
- Nagle Jackson, Playwright, Princeton Junction, NJ
- Edward Berkeley, Julliard School Opera Theater, NY, NY, Alum
- Michael Bigelow Dixon, Literary Manager, Guthrie Theater, Mpls., MN
- Virginia Anderson, Director, Mpls., MN, Alum
- Joan Ackerman, Playwright, Mill River, MS
- Carlyle Brown, Director, Mpls., MN
- Oskar Eustis, Trinity Rep Conservatory, Providence, RI
- Barbara Field, Playwright, Mpls., MN
- Steve Hendrickson, Actor/Artist, Mpls., MN
- David Wiles, Associate Professor in Theater and Dance (Yale School of Drama, MFA).
He directs and teaches acting, voice, contemporary drama and theater.
- Walter Wojciechowski, Designer and Technical Director of the Theater; (Washington, MFA). He designs and supervises major productions and teaches stage design.
- Mary Ann Kelling, Costumer (California State - Long Beach, MFA). She designs and constructs costumes for major productions, teaches costume design and theater makeup.
- Ed Sostek, Emeritus Professor (Iowa, PhD). Fifteen years in professional theater as actor, stage manager, and director. He teaches literature and directing courses.
- Theater Intern: Production Assistant to Mr. Wojciechowski.
Two active theaters are located on the Carleton campus, including
the 450-seat Arena theater, which can be adjusted to a modified thrust
stage or used for theater-in-the-round productions, and the 100 seat
Nourse Little Theater, an experimental theater with traditional seating.
- Beginning Acting (2 sections)
- Intermediate Acting
- Introduction to Design and Technical Theater
- Carleton Players Production
- Directing (cross-listed)
- Movement for the Performer
- Voice for the Actor
- Contemporary American Playwrights of Color
- Modern British and European Drama
- Ancient Drama: Truth in Performance
- E - Shakespeare I
- Shakespeare: Problem Plays, Tragedies and Romances
- Shakespeare: The Histories and Comedies
- Scenic and Lighting Design for the Theater
- Twentieth-Century American Drama
- The Performer and the Text
- Theater and Society in 20th Century American - The Cradle Will Rock
- Introduction to Costume Design an Construction
- Application of CAD to the Design Process
- Women Playwrights/Women's Roles
- American Theater
- Renaissance and Restoration Drama
- Shakespeare I
- Shakespeare II
- Shakespeare: Histories and Comedies
- London Program
- Independent Study
- Aristophanes to Shakespeare (cross-listed)
- Movement for the Performer (cross-listed)
- Greek Tragedy
- Greek: Greek Literature in Translation
- Greek: Aeschylus
- Greek: Sophocles
- Greek: Euripides
- Latin: Roman Drama
Modern Languages and Literatures (recent offerings)
- French: Corneille, Moliere, Racine
- French: Theater of Derision
- German: Topics in Modern German Drama: Twentieth Century Theatrical Experiments
- Russian: Russian Drama
- Spanish: Morelia Program: Drama and Performance in Latin America
- Spanish: Drama and Performance in Latin America
Non-Carleton OCSA Programs
- British American Drama Academy (BADA) (practical theater)
- National Theater Institue (NTI)