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This course serves as a foundation for those pursuing a major in theater (future theater professionals) and provides insights and understanding for audience members (future theater-goers). Students will read a wide range of plays, constructively evaluate performances, analyze how plays are written and structured, explore ways in which the theatrical experience has varied in the past and the way it continues to change in the present, and understand how each of the theater arts functions today and how all are combined to create the productions we see in the theater. The only way to fully understand how a theater production is created is to participate in the rehearsal process and the construction or running of a show. To facilitate this, students will each have the opportunity to work (logging in a minimum of 20 hours) constructing the set or costumes, hanging and focusing the lights, or serving on a backstage crew in support of a Theater Program production.