Communication Studies and Theatre Arts, firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Quinn has founded and developed community service programs called "Arts for Youth" and "Arts for Teens" which give students from the local community an opportunity for study in all of the arts. AfY runs Saturday programs, a summer day camp, and provides after-school classes to the local schools. Professionals and college students form the faculty.
Service Learning Classes:
Children’s Theatre: students research material in order to create the original Children’s Theatre production in addition to adapting stories for theater in the classroom. The summer Children’s Theater students have worked hands-on to assist the AfY Summer Camp students in producing and writing their plays.
The Children’s Theater Practicum: This class performs a production each spring for local school students and family audiences. The Bridgewater State University Children's Theater has been a long-established and well-respected performance venue for over 35 years. Theater students create original plays with music to perform for children in southeastern Ma.. All of these works are based on the content of the Massachusetts Educational Frameworks, which guides the curriculum of all public school students in the state. The productions illuminate the content of what students are presently studying in their classroom. The Children's Theater production takes place over spring break, so the theater students are free to perform several times a day for the public school children.
The Bird Room - 2005
In the Shadow of Menlo Park - 2001
American Musical Theater: Members of this class have in the past gone to the local Senior Center to do a sing-a-long, staged reading of a well-known Broadway Musical with senior citizens.
Play Production: The students work in the box-office and serve as ushers for productions made available to the general public.
Theater Appreciation: Our students in this class are required to attend four local theater productions and review them. Many of these student reviewers have gone on to write arts coverage for our campus newspaper.
Theater Management Practicum: These students produce six shows each year for the campus and local community. Aspects of financial management, box office, press, marketing, and house management are learned through practical application.
Theater Management Class: Mid-term or final projects in this class are often designed to help local arts groups meet their needs and solve their management problems.
Last Modified: March 9, 2011