HUMDEV E15, Theater – History of Comedy

This seminar provides a supportive environment for older adults to discuss with their peers a variety of topics of interest to seniors, including the study of aging, public policy related to older adults, philosophy, literature, music and musicals, or religion. The course is designed to allow older adults to relate any of these topics to their life experiences and socialize with others in similar stages of life. Specific topics may vary from semester to semester and may include the history of comedy, the great American songbook, etc.

Course Number: 9789 Time: 9 – 10:50 a.m. WLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Achorn J CWe will be looking at Music and Comedy — everything from musical comedy to stand-up musical satire, with a special emphasis on the connection of rhythm and comic timing.

TH ART E01, Principles of Acting

This course allows older adults to explore the human condition in historical and contemporary dramatic literature, fairy tales, myths, and legends, satire, and parody. By learning how to analyze and interpret these texts, older adults will be able to craft the characters that inhabit these stories. Through the transformative process of creativity, older adults improve their acting skills and participate in a public performance, which builds self-confidence and self esteem.

Course Number: 9826 Time: 11 a.m. – 1:50 p.m. TLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Gannen B

Course Number: 9827 Time: 2 – 4:50 p.m. TLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Gannen B

Course Number: 9830 Time: 10 – 11:50 a.m. MLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Camilleri G JThis section will focus on Improv Comedy.

TH ART E02, Theater Arts Appreciation

This course expands older adults’ knowledge of play production methods and the history of the theater as it relates to current society and the life experiences of older adults. Older adults will learn about theater production from the viewpoint of the director, actor, critic, and viewer.

Course Number: 9828 Time: 9 – 10:50 a.m. FLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Abatemarco A M

TH ART E05, Reader’s Theater

This course increases older adults’ knowledge of how to present dramatic literature and allows them to express themselves by reading scenes, poetry, illuminating literature, or speeches in front of an audience. Older adults also interpret plays and practice acting skills with their peers. This course expands older adults’ experience with dramatic literature without requiring perfect recall from memory.

Course Number: 9829 Time: 11 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. FLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Abatemarco A M