Course Details for Prof. Jamey Strawn - Winter - 2019-20

Theatre on Location: Classics to Contemporary

Photo of Strawn Jamey

Jamey Strawn has composed music for several works for the stage, including SLEEPING BEAUTY, A. LINCOLN: A PIONEER TALE, SNOW WHITE AND THE DANCING DWARFS, THE DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS, CHURCH GIRLS, and BURGERTOWN. When he is not writing, Jamey is directing, musical directing, performing, and teaching. He has performed regionally with the Broadway Tour Productions of JERSEY BOYS, WICKED, Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID, BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical, EVITA, FLASHDANCE, LEGALLY BLONDE, MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT, A CHORUS LINE, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, and WEST SIDE STORY in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Louisville, Lexington, Columbus, and Indianapolis. Recent directing credits include BIG FISH, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, INTO THE WOODS, SHE KILLS MONSTERS, and LEGALLY BLONDE at Northern Kentucky University, and ROUTE 66, I LOVE A PIANO and FOREVER PLAID with the Commonwealth Theatre Company. He has been the Musical Director for many successful productions, including CABARET, BURGERTOWN, ROCK OF AGES, SPELLING BEE, LES MISERABLES, SWEENEY TODD, MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT, PIPPIN, A CHORUS LINE, BYE BYE BIRDIE, TITIANIC: THE MUSICAL, URINETOWN, and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. Jamey is currently a Professor at Northern Kentucky University and the coordinator of the BFA musical theatre program in the School of the Arts. (More Info)

Faculty:
Prof. Jamey Strawn (More Info)

Course:
Theatre on Location: Classics to Contemporary

Program Dates:

Honors Credit:
None

WKU Course:
TBA

Discipline(s):
Theatre , English Language and Literature

Course Description:
Discover the thrilling world of London and explore English culture through professional theatre. Students will experience a diverse range of current productions from the classics to the cutting edge; we will examine cultural trends and social issues through the lens of the theatre. The influence of English history will come alive as students visit theatres, museums, historic sites (e.g., Stratford on Avon, the National Theatre, the Globe Theatre, Westminster Abbey, and more), and attend 4-5 notable and dynamic theatre productions. Group discussions will be a vital part of class time in London and guests from the field will visit the class on location.

Prerequisites:
None

Physical Activity Requirements:
Ability to walk 2-4 miles a day and remain stationary for up to 3 hours in a confined seating environment.

Course Highlights:
  1. Discover the thrilling world of London and explore English culture through professional theatre.
  2. Experience a diverse range of current productions from the classics to the cutting edge.
  3. Examine cultural trends and social issues through the lens of the theatre.
  4. Enjoy the opportunity to see the arts from a different perspective, a perspective not available in the U.S.
  5. The influence of English history will come alive as we visit theatres, museums, historic sites. (e.g., Stratford on Avon, the National Theatre, the Globe Theatre, Westminster Abbey, and more)
  6. Group discussions and on-site classes with guests will stimulate an appreciation for the diverse palette of artistic creativity that London has to offer.
  7. Spend your free time exploring the heart of London, attending an improv show, a panto, a basement comedy show, or maybe a major musical in the West End