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Theatre arts course catalog


SHELLEY COOPER, Assistant Professor
B.A., Hanover; M.F.A., University of Central Florida

JEFF COUSSENS, Professor, Chair
A.B., Augustana; M.F.A., Indiana

ANDY GUTSHALL, Assistant Professor 
B.S., Illinois State, M.F.A., University of Nebraska

JENNIFER POPPLE, Assistant Professor
B.A., Drake University; M.Ed., University of Utah; Ph.D. University of Colorado

Major in Theatre

31 credits, including THEA-141, THEA-240, THEA-242, THEA-244, THEA-301, THEA-341, THEA-343, THEA-350, THEA-450, THEA-460; THEA-314 or THEA-315; one elective from the following: THEA-314, THEA-315, THEA-340, THEA-344, THEA-410; at least two practical theatre experiences including one at the 245 level and one at the 345 or 445 level.

Minor in Theatre

18 credits in Theatre Arts including THEA141 (Introduction to Theatre) and 15 additional credits in theatre, 6 of which must be at the 300-400 level.

Courses (THEA)

Madwoman of Chaillot

'Madwoman of Chaillot' on stage Oct. 13-22

Augustana College will present the comedic fable "The Madwoman of Chaillot," at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 13, 14, 20, 21; and at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 15, 22.

'Amelia Earhart' cast

‘Amelia Earhart’ aims to thrill young audiences

Augustana’s annual children's show, “Amelia Earhart,” offers young theatre-goers an exciting story and a lot of history Sept. 23-24.

Zombie Prom

New group brings Broadway to Q-C

The new Mississippi Bend Players offers "an intense and immersive" summer internship program, and it brings a touch of Broadway to the Quad Cities.


The Business of Theatre

Corey Trahan and Shelley Cooper will offer a lecture, "The Business of Theatre." They will discuss non-profit and commercial theatre, and specifically non-profit management for theatre.