This unique, freshman-only interdisciplinary course gives students an overview of the creative process across disciplines and explores the importance of creativity to any profession they may wish to pursue. The course is co-taught by Robert Mark Morgan, Senior Lecturer in the Performing Arts Department, and Bruce Lindsey, E. Desmond Lee Professor for Community Collaboration and Dean of the College of Architecture & Urban Design. Approaching its second year, the course illustrate the necessity of creativity across disciplines via a series of 15-to-16 guest lecturers across seven sections of two weeks each: mind, body, heart, prototyping, failure, play, and money.
September 16, time TBD
William Acree, Associate Professor of Romance Languages & Literatures, Washington University
Title: "The Best Show in Town, Straight from the Countryside"
October 7 at 4:00pm
Paul Scolieri, Associate Professor of Dance, Barnard College
Title: "Birth of a Dancing Nation: The Life, Writings, and Choreography of Ted Shawn"
November 11 at 4:00pm
KJ Sanchez, Founder & CEO of American Records Theater Company
Title: “Theater That Builds Bridges, Theater That Chronicles Our Time”
February 3 at 4:00pm
Robert Henke, Professor of Drama and Comparative Literature, Washington University
Title: "The Sole of Pantalone: Shakespeare and the Masks of the Commedia Dell'Arte"
March 3 at 4:00pm
David Savran, Distinguished Professor of Theatre & Vera Mowry Roberts Chair in American Theatre, CUNY Graduate Center
April 7 at 4:00pm
Aparna Dharwadker, Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title: "India, Theatre, and the Axes of Modernism"