Experience the range and breadth of London theater: from well-known titles to lesser-known discoveries, the tried-and-true to the comparatively untested, musical theater to Shakespeare. You’ll learn how to see theater and to read and write about it. A willingness to immerse yourself in London’s critical culture and the spectrum of live performance is helpful and expected. Along with lectures and discussions, you’ll get up-front, firsthand meetings with key players in the London theater circuit—directors, producers, performers, and more—who will enhance your understanding of how theater productions and projects develop from the page to the stage. Past guests include a mixture of Oscar and Tony winners and nominees ranging from composer Alan Menken (Sister Act) to musicals performer Gavin Creel (The Book of Mormon), leading British actress Lia Williams (Oresteia, Skylight) to Downton Abbey star Charles Edwards (Blithe Spirit).
Leckwitzer Str. 18, 01616 Strehla, Germany
This fall-only program based in Wroclaw, Poland offers you a special opportunity to live in an exciting Central European metropolis, to study with a close cohort of student interested in similar subjects, to learn from dynamic faculty, and to shape individual research projects. Courses are offered in a variety of disciplines, and students can take course at the University of Lower Silesia, the University of Wroclaw, or the University of Economics, including foreign languages. The current listings of courses will be provided at your request and individual arrangements need to be made prior to your arrival in Wroclaw through the Program Director at the University of Lower Silesia. Program leader Hana Cervinkova is a professor of cultural anthropology and the founding director of the International Institute for the Study of Culture and Education, a dynamic center for practice and scholarship at the University of Lower Silesia in Wroclaw.
Meet at the famous Café de Flore to study the influence and dynamics of Black culture, literature, and experience in Paris, past and present. Like a jazz composition, the seminar is arranged to convey variations and diverse interpretations of the "Paris Noir" theme and features panel discussions; poetry readings; and visits to community theatre workshops, working artists' studios, nightclubs, concerts, African markets, and restaurants. The program focuses on the contemporary literature, art, and life of African Americans, Antillais, Africans, and Afro-Parisians in Paris and their connections to Africa, the Caribbean, and Europe.