This course introduces students to theater as an interdisciplinary, collaborative art. Students will read and analyze plays from varied periods of theater history. The course content includes study of the art, craft, business, and historical roots of drama, as well as theaters relationship to the fine arts. Students will attend the Fall or Spring play and write a formal theatrical critique and whenever possible will attend outside theatrical productions. Over the course of the semester students can expect to engage in a number of group projects including re-writing a scene from a classical play in their own contemporary vernacular and writing a short play using only three words.