Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Cape Town, South Africa; Johannesburg, South Africa; London, United Kingdom
- Program Terms: Fall- Embedded, Summer-Embedded
- Restrictions: PSU applicants only
All third year MFA actors in Theatre travel to South Africa to study and view the theatres, museums, historical landmarks and theatrical productions giving the student a global view of theatre outside of traditional Eurocentric values. They visit, tour, and attend performances, such as the infamous Market Street Theatre which opened in 1976, operating as an independently, anti racist theatre during the country's apartheid. Known internationally as the "Theatre of the Struggle" The Market Theatre was one of the few places in the 1980s that blacks and whites could mix on equal terms. Also they will visit the Athol Fuguard Theatre named after one of the most significant and internationally acclaimed playwright. For over fifty years he has written soul-searing plays with roles for all South Africans, which have moved audiences in South Africa and around the world to laughter and tears as they reflected the racism, barbarity and inhumanity of apartheid. In addition classes are conducted with local guest actors, designers, directors, voice instructors, and producers. Workshops and Master Classes are held frequently.
During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of: information regarding housing is not available at this time.
The process for enrolling in an embedded course varies according to the instructor and/or department. The program leader has indicated that in order to enroll in the course and travel component, students must contact program coordinator.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Fall- Embedded||2019||08/21/2019 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Summer-Embedded||2020||08/21/2019 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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