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Department: Theatre & Dance

Alan LitseyAlan Litsey

Professor of Theatre

Office:

College Theatre

Contact Information:

Birmingham-Southern College
Box 549026
900 Arkadelphia Rd
Birmingham, AL 35254
Office Phone: (205) 226-4788
Office Fax: (205) 226-3044
E-mail: alitsey@bsc.edu

Brief Career Background:

A member of the Southeastern Theatre Conference, Actors' Equity Association, The Dramatists Guild.

Individual Artist Fellowship in Playwriting, Alabama State Council on the Arts. Project: a play on 17th century novelist and playwright Aphra Behn.

2001-2002 Exemplary Teaching Award. Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry of the United Methodist Church. Birmingham Southern College.

Educational Background:

Ph.D. (Directing) Wayne State University, 1993.
M.F.A. (Acting) Michigan State University, 1984.
B.A. (Theatre) The University of LaVerne, 1981.

Areas of Academic Interest:

  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Playwriting

Courses Taught:

ThA 120 Beginning Acting (1)
An introduction to the craft of acting, including focus on clarity and creativity in communication and performance skills, and the development of character analysis skills. The course reflects a "learning by doing," "hands on" approach. Fall, Spring.

ThA 220 Voice and Diction (1)
Building and improving vocal skills through exercise and analysis. Spring.

ThA 230 Classic and Modern Theatre (1)
Theatrical production and dramatic literature from the Greeks to the present. Spring.

ThA 330 The Classic Playwrights (1)
Play reading and script analysis of plays from Ancient Greece to the seventeenth century. Fall.

ThA 331 Modern Playwrights (1)
Play reading and script analysis of plays from the advent of realism to the present. (Also listed as EH 394.) Spring.

ThA 403 Directing and Stage Management (1)
A study of the techniques of directing and stage management approached through practical projects and the staging of a one-act play (a Leadership Studies designated course). Prerequisite: consent. Spring.