Theatre Track - BCYC Immersion | Benedictine College

BCYC Immersion
Theatre Track

Dr. Scott Cox teaches in a BCYC Immersion Theatre class

If you can master Shakespeare's language, and create a living breathing human being out of his characters, you can master just about any role the Theatre throws at you. With that in mind, this week of theatrical exploration will combine foundational acting techniques, rehearsal exercises, and creative dramatic play with a crash course in Shakespearean performance. You will learn how to investigate his texts, how to physicalize the action inherent in the text, how to speak his language in a lucid and dynamic manner, and how to literally live Shakespeare. When we play characters, we learn a new language, and become that much more human. At the end of the week, we will present a showcase in which each student will perform a monologue and a scene, but the emphasis of this track lies in the discoveries of the process.

  • Session 2: June 20-25, 2021

Cost of attendance: $625.00

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Track Instructor

Dr. Scott Cox
Assistant Professor of Theatre

Dr. Scott Cox

Dr. Scott Cox has been a stage actor in the Kansas City area for 25 years. His first professional acting job was Frank Higgins' The Life & Times of Jesse James in 1991. He received initial training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts before earning a BA in Theatre from Missouri State University, an MA in Playwriting/Theatre History from UMKC, and a PhD in Theatre Studies from KU. He has worked as an actor, playwright, and director in Kansas City, Minnesota, and New York City, in addition to serving as the Chair of Theatre & Dance at Benedictine College. In his time at BC, he has directed The Inspector GeneralCome Back, Little Sheba, Big River, The House of Bernarda Alba, The Children's Hour, Rhinoceros, The Cherry Orchard, RumorsCircle Mirror Transformation, Fuenteovejuna, Buck Hoss, Twelfth Night, and She Loves Me. He also founded and facilitated Living Shakespeare, a prison theatre troupe at Lansing Correctional Facility, for 8 seasons. An extensive CV is available on the departmental website.