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English 492/592: Drama in New York Course Seeking Participants

English 492/592 offers a chance to see and study some of the most exciting current work in American theater. Drama in New York is a 3 credit hour Spring 2017 course, with an off-campus component on December 9-17 and individual tutorials during Spring semester.  The course requires attendance at all of the plays and class meetings while in New York, tutorials when we return, a play-going journal, and a short (10 page) research paper due at the end of February.  Currently we have tickets to see Stephen Karam’s Tony Award-winning play The Humans and two highly-acclaimed new musicals, Dear Evan Hansen and Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, featuring Josh Groban. In addition to four other plays from the best of New York’s Broadway and Off-Broadway offerings, students will have ample opportunity to explore New York during the holiday season.  In all, we will see seven plays in eight days.

The course fee ($1445) includes all theater tickets and housing at the Vanderbilt YMCA in midtown Manhattan. Students are responsible for transportation to, from, and within New York and meals. Two scholarships for the course are available through the Keith P. Taylor Student Drama Enrichment Fund.

Complete information on English 492/592 and the scholarships can be found in the Drama in New York 2016 Application Information form located online at http://english.utk.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Drama-in-New-York-2016.pdf.  Contact Dr. Stan Garner (sgarner@utk.edu) for additional information and to reserve a place in the course.  Spaces are limited, and the course fills up fast.

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