SMC Players Acting in Bus Stop

Bus Stop

Read the review of the SMC Players’ recent performance of “Bus Stop” by William Inge

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Why Study Drama at SMC?

When you study drama, you’re actively participating in an experiential mode of learning that blends intellectual and emotional experience and offers a unique means of enquiry that contributes to knowing and understanding yourself and the world. Drama is the making and communicating of meaning involving performers and audiences, engaging in a suspension of disbelief. It provides a medium for personal exploration, social criticism, celebration and entertainment.

Drama provides students with a range of skills transferable to a variety of pathways. Now and in the future, drama supports workers who are innovative thinkers, adept communicators and excellent team players.

SMC Players

  • We serve freshmen and sophomores exclusively, so there’s no waiting for the best parts!
  • The SMC Players are a family of close-knit, supportive students. You’ll find your tribe as soon as you enter SMC!
  • Your drama course credits transfer to over 200 colleges and universities.
  • We have top-notch theatre facilities, including one of the largest stages in the region, dressing rooms, green rooms and one of the Upstate region’s only on-site set shops.

Drama Faculty

Kate Roark

Dr. Kate Roark, Professor of Drama and Speech and Director of the SMC Theatre Program

Ellis Building, Office 113

Drama Course Descriptions

AA in Fine Arts Degree Requirements

DRAM-101: DRAMA APPRECIATION. (3 hours) Survey of the general function of theater as art, developing a basis for understanding, evaluating, and criticizing drama. This course includes units on such topics as theater history, acting, make-up, set construction, stage lighting, and play analysis.

DRAM-102: INTRODUCTION TO ACTING. (3 hours) Introduction to fundamentals of acting methods, styles, development of techniques and practices of acting. Speech and movement training included.

DRAM-111: DRAMA WORKSHOP I. (1 hour) Participation in the production of a play, either as actor or crew member.

DRAM-112: DRAMA WORKSHOP II. (1 hour) Continuation of Drama Workshop I.

DRAM-113: DRAMA WORKSHOP III. (1 hour) Continuation of Drama Workshop II.

DRAM-114: DRAMA WORKSHOP IV. (1 hour) Continuation of Drama Workshop III.

DRAM-202: ORAL INTERPRETATION. (3 hours) Exploration of the art of oral interpretation of literature, while training to communicate the world of literature to an audience.