The Aesthetics of Space

spaceWhen you sit in a Broadway theater, you are sitting in an early 20th-century version of an 18th-century French theater that itself is a version of a 17th-century Italian theater which, in turn, was based on an ancient Roman theater that was based on a Periclean Greek design which evolved from an outdoor hillside with a little flat part for singing about sacrificing a goat. That’s a long way to go.

What exactly is a “stage?” What is a theatre space? More importantly, how does space affect the work we make as actors, directors and writers – as well as designers? In this class you will participate in a conceptual and creative examination of space and its relation to the artist and audience.