Department of
Theatre Arts

THTR 221: Performing with Digital Media

Imperceptible Mutibilities in the Third Kingdom

This course explores the techniques and dramatic implications of selected digital media through class exercises and projects that are based on scenes and monologues from contemporary plays. The use of digital media as a theatrical tool will be applied dramaturgically to reveal subtext and interior monologue, to create character, as a distancing and mediating element, a storytelling device, to express given circumstances, and to create dramatic counterpoint. Students will acquire performance skills distinct to utilizing digital media, including essentializing movement for performing with objects and motion capture, displacing spatial reality with green screen technique, interpolating live and processed video, and the use of voice in dubbing and recording spoken text. Readings will provide a conceptual framework, as well as viewing of relevant productions. Additional scheduled lab and rehearsal hours are required for group assignments.