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Saturday, November 21, 2015 — 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
black and white photo of old grave markers
  • Written by Kevin Kerr​
  • Directed by Andy Houston
  • Set & Props designed by Madeline Samms
  • Costumes designed by Mark Haasnoot
  • Lighting designed by Arun Srinivasan
Friday, November 20, 2015 — 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
black and white photo of old grave markers
  • Written by Kevin Kerr​
  • Directed by Andy Houston
  • Set & Props designed by Madeline Samms
  • Costumes designed by Mark Haasnoot
  • Lighting designed by Arun Srinivasan
Thursday, November 19, 2015 — 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
black and white photo of old grave markers
  • Written by Kevin Kerr​
  • Directed by Andy Houston
  • Set & Props designed by Madeline Samms
  • Costumes designed by Mark Haasnoot
  • Lighting designed by Arun Srinivasan
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 — 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
black and white photo of old grave markers
  • Written by Kevin Kerr​
  • Directed by Andy Houston
  • Set & Props designed by Madeline Samms
  • Costumes designed by Mark Haasnoot
  • Lighting designed by Arun Srinivasan
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 (all day)

The Speech Communication Society is happy to announce an upcoming event called “A Ghostly Gathering.”

This event will take place on October 27th and it consists of a movie night and making halloween goodie bags. In addition, SCS will be visiting a local children's shelter to give away the goodie bags we make.

Faculty, staff and students can participate in this event by donating candy to the SPCOM Society. This candy will be made into the goodie bags.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 — 5:00 PM EDT

Join the Department of Drama and Speech Communication for a performance by visiting artist-researcher E. Patrick Johnson, The Beekeeper: Performing Black Southern Women Who Love Women.

Saturday, June 20, 2015 — 8:00 PM EDT
Poster image for Henry the Sixth production

Rarely performed and little known, the first play in Shakespeare’s first tetralogy is more than a simple preface to the more famous, substantive pieces that follow it.  Hugely popular in its day and featuring memorable characters – brave Talbot, Joan of Arc – deemed worthy of mention in accounts by Shakespeare’s contempora

Friday, June 19, 2015 — 8:00 PM EDT
Poster image for Henry the Sixth production

Rarely performed and little known, the first play in Shakespeare’s first tetralogy is more than a simple preface to the more famous, substantive pieces that follow it.  Hugely popular in its day and featuring memorable characters – brave Talbot, Joan of Arc – deemed worthy of mention in accounts by Shakespeare’s contempora

Thursday, May 28, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

Formal classroom instruction is often supposed to provide students with opportunities to develop critical communication competencies.  But courses also privilege bodies of knowledge, along with methods of producing knowledge and evaluations of student comprehension.  The modern university, to use ancient terminology, is more often concerned with episteme, or abstract knowledge, then with techné, or the practical embodied knowledge of how. 

Thursday, May 21, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

Formal classroom instruction is often supposed to provide students with opportunities to develop critical communication competencies.  But courses also privilege bodies of knowledge, along with methods of producing knowledge and evaluations of student comprehension.  The modern university, to use ancient terminology, is more often concerned with episteme, or abstract knowledge, then with techné, or the practical embodied knowledge of how. 

Thursday, May 14, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

Formal classroom instruction is often supposed to provide students with opportunities to develop critical communication competencies.  But courses also privilege bodies of knowledge, along with methods of producing knowledge and evaluations of student comprehension.  The modern university, to use ancient terminology, is more often concerned with episteme, or abstract knowledge, then with techné, or the practical embodied knowledge of how. 

Friday, April 10, 2015 — 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Come Play, Discuss and Critique Student Designed Games

Thursday, April 2, 2015 — 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
poster for event
Please join the Department of Drama and Speech Communication on the morning of April 2nd to experience the POP-UP MALL.
 
Monday, March 30, 2015 — 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Man lecturing to an audience with 2 projector screens of information

Come out to hear pecha kucha-style student talks

Monday, March 23, 2015 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
Rinaldo Walcott

The Drama and Speech Communication Speakers Series presents invited lecturer Professor Rinaldo Walcott from the Department of Social Justice Education, and Director of the Women an

Saturday, March 21, 2015 — 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
black and white poster of shadow puppet rhinoceroses chasing a man
Friday, March 20, 2015 — 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
black and white poster of shadow puppet rhinoceroses chasing a man
Thursday, March 19, 2015 — 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
black and white poster of shadow puppet rhinoceroses chasing a man
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 — 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
black and white poster of shadow puppet rhinoceroses chasing a man
Saturday, February 7, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST
poster for acting workshop

“This workshop will give participants an introduction to one of the most effective techniques used to train contemporary actors throughout North America.  The Repetition Exercise was developed by Sanford Meisner, one of America’s leading acting teachers of the 20th Century and touches on many of the fundamental elements of good acting.  Like a musician practices scales when learning how to play a musical instrument, the Repetition Exercise is used to build awareness of all of the acting basics, including sense of play, listening, working with impulses, reacting, public solitude,

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 — 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST
poster for puppetry workshop

This workshop is an introduction to puppetry wherein the goal is to have the participant walk away with an understanding of the fundamentals of working with puppets of various styles.  Most of the work will include manipulation of basic puppets and found objects but we will attempt to cover work with full body and over sized puppets as well as the Japanese style of bunraku.  Some of the different styles will involve partnered manipulation.  The workshop will also involve improvisations work with much of the focus being on maintaining a narrative.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 — 4:00 PM EST
Book Covers for Longing for Justice: Higher Education and Democracy's Agenda and From Uncle Tom's Cabin to The Help: Critical Pe

Jennifer S. Simpson and Vershawn Young will speak about their books at the University of Waterloo Bookstore.
 

Friday, January 23, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST
paint brush dipping into jar of black paint

Professors Simpson and Young speak about their latest books at a Drama and Speech Communication Department Colloquium, "Examining the Neoliberal University and White Narratives of Race." Discussion will follow and light refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 — 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM EST
White text on blue background information for Rhinoceros

Director: Martha Ross

Audition time sign-up sheets will appear on the Call Board in early December. Accepting a role in this play will be for academic credit.

Audition requirements:

  • 2 contrasting monologues of your choice (one 2-minute monologue and one 1-minute monologue) 
  • A movement exercise will be part of the audition so wear clothes in which you can move freely
  • Please be familiar with the whole script, and read the play in advance of your audition

Monday, January 5, 2015 — 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM EST
White text on blue background information for Rhinoceros

Director: Martha Ross

Audition time sign-up sheets will appear on the Call Board in early December. Accepting a role in this play will be for academic credit.

Audition requirements:

  • 2 contrasting monologues of your choice (one 2-minute monologue and one 1-minute monologue) 
  • A movement exercise will be part of the audition so wear clothes in which you can move freely
  • Please be familiar with the whole script, and read the play in advance of your audition

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