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What is Theatre?: An Introduction to Theatre

Author(s): Christopher Montpetit

Edition: 1

Copyright: 2016

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What is Theatre? An Introduction to Theatre is a textbook written for and geared towards those who are not familiar with the ancient and lively art known as theatre.

Available in a convenient and affordable eBook format, What is Theatre? is an introductory and interactive look at the theatrical history, artists, skills and expertise needed to create live art to a new generation of theatre artists and audiences.

The text contains unit objectives, web links (to articles and videos), and interviews with professionals to bring the content to life for the reader.

Foreword — Grafton J. Nunes
Acknowledgments
About the Author


Chapter 1 Origins of Theatre
Unit Objectives
Featured Interview—Dane CT Leasure
Unit Summary

Chapter 2 The Audience
Unit Objectives
Featured Interview—Karen Baker
Unit Summary

Chapter 3 The Playwright
Unit Objectives
Featured Interview—Doug Zschiegner
Unit Summary

Chapter 4 The Actor
Unit Objectives
Featured Interview—Maryanne C. Arena
Unit Summary

Chapter 5 The Director
Unit Objectives
Featured Interview—Carlos RA Jones
Unit Summary

Chapter 6 The Theatre Space
Unit Objectives
Featured Interview—Ed Cheetham
Unit Summary

Chapter 7 Scenic Design
Unit Objectives
Featured Interview—Daniel Thobias
Unit Summary

Chapter 8 Costume Design
Unit Objectives
Featured Interview—Heather Milam
Unit Summary

Chapter 9 Lighting Design
Unit Objectives
Featured Interview—William Teague
Unit Summary

Chapter 10 Sound Design
Unit Objectives
Featured Interview—Jonathan Hunter
Unit Summary

Chapter 11 Producing and Managing Theatre
Unit Objectives
Featured Interview—Brannon Wiles
Unit Summary

Chapter 12 Theatre in the 21st Century
Unit Objectives
Featured Interview—Paul Schreiner
Unit Summary

Bibliography

Christopher Montpetit

Christopher M. Montpetit is originally from Niagara Falls, NY, where he received a Bachelors of Arts Degree in English/Theatre from Niagara University. He continued his studies at Columbia University in New York City, where he earned a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre Management.

Professionally, Mr. Montpetit has worked at such companies and institutions as Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Publishing, The Kathryn Bache Miller Theatre, The Alma Schapiro Theatre, Artpark Theatre, ABC Television, Showtime Networks Inc., Genesee Community College Center for the Arts, and SummerTide Theatre. He recently served as Assistant Professor and Director of the MFA Program in Theatre Management at The University of Alabama.

Academically, Mr. Montpetit is currently Theatre/Production Manager for the University of Toledo Department of Theatre and Film, in addition to being an online adjunct instructor for the University of Kentucky and Genesee Community College. As a Course Content Developer, he has developed courses for the University of Toledo, SUNY’s Genesee Community College, The University of Alabama, and the University of Kentucky.

A member of the Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE), Mr. Montpetit currently serves as the Vice Commissioner for Arts Management for the United States Institute for Theatre Technology Inc. (USITT). He also serves as Management Editor for the online resource USITT Creative Teaching on the Web and as a reviewer for the Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society.

What is Theatre? An Introduction to Theatre, published by Kendall Hunt Publishing, marks Mr. Montpetit’s first venture in book publishing.

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