OLS 158 Introduction to the Theatre • 2 Cr.


Explores the theatre experience from a variety of perspectives, including the audience, the playwright, the actor, the designer, and the director. Attendance at a performance on campus is required. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Analyze the relationship between culture and theatre.
  • Identify a process of analyzing theatre to become a more critical audience member.
  • Analyze a script, directorial concept, design elements, and acting styles of a play.
  • Describe the process in which a play goes from "page to stage."
  • Evaluate theatre as a potential lifelong interest as an audience member, or professional or amateur theatre artist.
  • Identify and analyze the objectives of theatre including education, entertainment and enlightenment.
  • Explain the group process that leads to theatrical collaboration.