Theatre History/Literature/Criticism II (Spring 2022, UF)
This course incorporates critical and cultural theories, such as semiotics, post-structuralism, gender studies, cultural theory, and other disciplinary approaches—coming from, for instance, anthropology and sociology—that have transformed theatre and performance. Furthermore, this course emphasizes reading beyond texts, acknowledging the significance of a nuanced learning methodology by integrating videos and podcasts into the discussion.
History of Theatre on-stage 2 (Spring 2022, UF)
The aim of the class is to give students a solid working knowledge of global theatrical history in the context of the social and artistic movements within which performance in its many forms has existed and to convey an understanding of theatre as an art shaped through the centuries by a cultural dialectics of acceptance and rejection, artistic vision and political power.
Dramaturgy (Spring 2022, UF)
This course revises how dramaturgy is approached by introducing the students to the field of dramaturgy historically, thematically, and multiculturally and by discussing the comprehensive nature of the dramaturg. Along with the practical exercises, this class requires the students to read, collaborate, present, and finally create a complete dramaturgical portfolio at the end of the semester.
Theatre History/Literature/Criticism I (Fall 2021, UF)
This graduate seminar will read and discuss plays and criticism relating to drama and theatre from its beginnings to the 18th century. The main emphasis of this course is on an exploration of the dialogue between play texts and dramatic theory within the context of the history of theatrical production and performance. This course approaches theatre studies from the assumption that there is a diversity of ways of knowing and learning. It combines lectures with collaborative projects that will require you to learn through performance/presentation.
Practice as Research Presentation:
History of Theatre on-stage 1 (Fall 2021, UF)
This course is a survey of the history of dramatic literature and stage performance from prehistory through Greek and Roman antiquity to the 17th century, spanning about 2,400 years of theatre practice through a global lens. Periods are discussed in chronological order, concentrating on each era’s culture, texts, theatrical spaces, and performance practices. The aim of the class is to give students a solid working knowledge of global theatrical history in the context of the social and artistic movements within which performance in its many forms has existed and to convey an understanding of theatre as an art shaped through the centuries by a cultural dialectics of acceptance and rejection, artistic vision and political power.
Theatre and Arts in the Community (Spring 2021 synchronous, UC Denver)
This course is based on discussions, workshops, and lectures designed to discover, analyze, and evaluate all aspects of the theatre experience: writing, acting, directing, staging, history, theory, and its relationship to theatre and arts’ contribution to community engagement. In this class, we explore the intersection of theatre, arts, activism, and community. For the 2021 iteration of this course, we focus on the methods that can be practiced and performed while being physically away from each other by creating performances and participatory experiences alone and collaboratively. Furthermore, in this class, we approach theatre and performance from various perspectives and voices and gain direct knowledge of theatre practices through in-class exercises and experiential learning.
Acting II (Spring 2021, CU Boulder)
This course emphasizes monologues and scene study, along with the character development technique of
Drama of Diversity (Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 online, UC Denver)
This course investigates the creation and reinforcement of gender, racial, sexual preferences, and other stereotypes in film & theatre. The course also explores how popular images are created by writers, directors, and performers and become “real” for the audiences for which they are intended. It will also explore how people of that culture present their own social experiences and how that differs from the stereotypes. We will watch both documentaries and narratives.
World Theatre (Fall 2020, UC Denver)
Discussion, workshops, and lectures are designed to discover, analyze, and evaluate the world theatre experience from countries outside of the United States. The course will explore theatre and its precedents in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.
Acting I (2018-2020, CU Boulder)
An introductory course designed to explore creativity, collaboration, and communication in the craft of acting. Focuses on basic terms and concepts of psychological realism fundamental to the actors' process through solo work and ensemble exercises. In my acting one course, I introduced the concept of rasa and its relation to Indian performance aesthetics. The students were also introduced to Richard Schechner's Rasaboxes to enhance their understanding of devised theatre.
Script Laboratory (2019, CU Boulder)
Text Analysis and Practice for the Theatre introduces fundamental methods of text analysis for performance. Equips theatre-makers with common vocabulary and concepts to communicate more effectively when collaborating with other artists. It provides tools for analyzing any narrative art form.
Theatre and Society (2017-2018, CU Boulder)
Theatre & Society explores the importance of telling stories from the stages of the world; in theatre, we learn what people value in their time and place. The course investigates the range of genres of theatre in today’s society and how theatrical artwork is designed and presented.
Theatre and Arts in the Community, Spring 2021
Acting I, Fall 2019
My role as a Lead Graduate Part-Time Instructor
At CU, I served as the Graduate Student Lead. As a Lead, I worked as a liaison between the Department of Theatre and CU, Boulder's Graduate Teacher's Program. Alongside, I organized discipline-specific pedagogical and professional development workshops.
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WHAT STUDENTS' SAY
"This was one of the most enjoyable film classes I've taken (and I'm a film major!). Jash, your teaching style is fantastic. I really enjoyed your lectures, the assignment discussions, the choices in film, and appreciated the flexibility that the course offered in terms of completing work in our own time. You gave helpful, detailed feedback, and you were also easy to communicate with, which made the online experience easier. I'm excited to take future course with you!"