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This is an elective class for students in the Acting and Musical Theatre programs aimed at increasing students’ performance knowledge of and experience with a variety of theatrical non-realistic materials and performance styles from a range of theatrical periods and playwrights focusing on absurd, expressionistic, surrealistic and contemporary dramatic styles such as hip-hop and documentary performance. Emphasis will be placed on the development of skills for both physical and language based non-realistic performance. Students will engage with texts and performance practices from a wide spectrum of cultural, economic and social diversity.