The concepts and practices of theatre as an artistic collaboration, a profession and a communal event is the focus of this introductory course. This is an explorative overview of theatre, including a study of the professions relating to the creative process: playwriting, acting, directing and design. A variety of forms and styles of theatre will be reviewed and discussed through the reading and analysis of three significant plays in the dramatic lexicon. We will study the process of theatre production and the demands of theatre as a business. You will gain an ability to critically view theatre productions.