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Course Catalog 2020-2021 
Course Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FNMS 471 - Ensemble Experience: Wrestling History

Development of a theme-based theatre project, including the writing and performance of a script, the design of sets, lights and costumes, and the preparation of effective publicity. This is the Theatre Studies and Dance Department’s senior seminar/capstone experience. Students may petition for an alternative capstone. Limited to senior majors and minors.

For Spring 2021

WRESTLING HISTORY: Where does Wheaton College, our history and our present realities, intersect with COVID 19 and the aspiration to build an anti-racist institution? Inspired by the work of Anna Deavere Smith (documentary theatre) and in collaboration with the Wheaton Archives, the Alumni Office, and recent alumnus, Dominick Torres, students will learn research and interviewing skills to create 5-7 minute long films that reveal the impact of being a historically white institution for 187 years. Through archival research and analysis, a primer on short documentary filmmaking from the pre-interview process through the final debut of the films in the Academic Festival, we hope to create a culture of recognition and responsibility. By sharing these films, we hope to create conversation and community, continually moving toward anti-racist practices and culture changes here at Wheaton College.

Credits 1

Cross-listed with THEA 471  

Creative Arts

Arts and Humanities

Compass Attributes
Creative Arts