Graeme Gillis

Artistic director of Youngblood, the company of emerging playwrights at Ensemble Studio Theatre (2012 Obie Award). Director of the E.S.T./Sloan Project, a $1.5 million program that fosters plays about science, technology, and economics. Worked as a playwright at theatres throughout the United States and Canada, including E.S.T. (Youngblood, Marathon of One-Act Plays), Rattlestick, Cherry Lane, Vampire Cowboys, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Source Theatre (DC), Tarragon Theatre (Toronto). Published by Dramatists Play Service and Applause Books. Member of the Actors Studio and E.S.T. SLC, 2013–

Undergraduate Courses 2020-2021

Theatre

DownStage

Intermediate , Component—Year

This class meets twice a week.

DownStage is an intensive, hands-on conference in creative theatrical production. As part of the DownStage component, student producers administrate and run an autonomous theatre company, based on the nonprofit theatre model, within the SLC theatre curriculum. Together, students craft a mission statement, then curate and produce a season in support of that mission. Students are responsible for all aspects of production, determining the budget and marketing a full season of events and productions, both in-person and online. Students fill technical and artistic positions and sit as the board of directors of a functioning theatre organization. In addition to their obligations to class and designated productions, DownStage producers are expected to hold regular office hours. Prior producing experience is not required.

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Graduate Courses

MFA Theatre 2020-2021

DownStage

Intermediate , Component—Year

This class meets twice a week.

DownStage is an intensive, hands-on conference in creative theatrical production. As part of the DownStage component, student producers administrate and run an autonomous theatre company, based on the nonprofit theatre model, within the SLC theatre curriculum. Together, students craft a mission statement, then curate and produce a season in support of that mission. Students are responsible for all aspects of production, determining the budget and marketing a full season of events and productions, both in-person and online. Students fill technical and artistic positions and sit as the board of directors of a functioning theatre organization. In addition to their obligations to class and designated productions, DownStage producers are expected to hold regular office hours. Prior producing experience is not required.

Faculty