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The Associate of Art in Theatre Performance degree program provides a foundation in theater arts and is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama/Theater with an acting/performance emphasis from a four-year university. It provides a basic foundation in acting, stage and vocal techniques, theatre history and literature, "hands on experience" in several theatre arts disciplines and the cultural and historical background necessary for understanding Theatre Arts. This degree may be of interest to those seeking a foundation in related disciplines, such as television, film, communications or educational theatre.

This degree provides a foundation in theater arts and is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama/Theater with an acting/performance emphasis from a four-year university. It provides a basic foundation in acting, stage and vocal techniques, theatre history and literature, "hands on experience" in several theatre arts disciplines and the cultural and historical background necessary for understanding Theatre Arts. This degree may be of interest to those seeking a foundation in related disciplines, such as television, film, communications or educational theatre.

Implement and coordinate teamwork, imagination and organizational skills in the collaborative and creative theatrical process and academic sphere.

Synthesize and apply the knowledge, techniques, practices and performance aspects of the theatre by demonstrating competencies in acting, voice, movement and characterization.

Analyze and respond to significant dramatic literature, with particular emphasis on an understanding and appreciation of theatrical style, genre and literary techniques.

Evaluate theatrical text as it relates to performances that embody the playwright’s and director’s intentions.

Contribute artistically as a spectator, supporter or artist in the cultural environment of the community and demonstrate an understanding of theatre arts as a creative expression that reflects the diversity of human experiences.


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Course of Study for Associate in Arts Degree – Theatre

Contact

Mark Kolokoff 
Drama Instructor
Office: FA-141B
Phone: 432.335.6327
E-mail: mkolokoff@odessa.edu

Mr. Kolokoff is a Chicago native and beginning his 31th year of teaching theatre.  He holds a BA in Theatre, a minor in dance and a MA in Theatre Education from the University of Northern Colorado.  Mr. Kolokoff has directed over 75 productions ranging from straight plays to musicals.  He was Colorado's High School Theatre Teacher of the Year in 2009, given the Educator's award by UNC's graduate program in 2012 and inducted into the Colorado State Thespian Hall of Fame in 2013.  This is his fifth year heading the theatre performance program at OC which is in its fourth official year as a recognized AA degree program in Theatre Performance.  During his time at OC, he has directed The Diviners, You Can’t Take It With You, Elephant’s Graveyard, Sweeney Todd,   Lend Me a Tenor, and in conjunction with the Music Masters Series, Fiddler on the Roof.  This year, he will direct The Crucible and The Foreigner.  In 2017-18 he will direct Whose Life is it Anyway,? The Miracle Worker and two one-act operas, Sister Angelica and Gianni  Schicchi.