Additional Course Information

See below for application forms and further instructions for the following TAPS classes:

TAPS 0220 - Persuasive Communication

Instructor: Pamela Howell ('13-'14).  Primarily for seniors. Limited to 18 per section.  Interested students should fill out and submit the TAPS 0220 Application form via campus mail to Elizabeth Moloney, Box 1897.  Applications can also be dropped off in person in the main office (Lyman 106). Please note the date of submission will be the date the application is actually received in the office in person or via campus mail, not the date that you may have filled out the application and you will not receive a confirmation of receipt of the application due to the high volume of applications we receive.  Questions about the waitlist should be directed to the department via email at taps(at)brown.edu. You must attend the first day of class, as no permission will be given during pre-registration

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TAPS 0030 - Introduction to Acting and Directing

Instructors for 2013-14: Connie Crawford (Fall/Spring), Matthew Russell (Fall), and Taibi Magar (Spring). This class, for first-year students only, explores basic acting/directing concepts from a variety of perspectives including the use of the actor's imagination/impulsivity in the creation of truthful, dramatic performance; the body, as a way of knowing and communicating knowledge; and the voice, as a means of discovering and revealing emotion/thought.  There is a mandatory tech requirement.     If you are interested in the class, you must complete the questionnaire and either email it to the appropriate instructor or bring it to either Orientation or the first day of class for the section you wish to attend. Priority is given to early applicants and no permission will be given during pre-registration.  

No prior experience is necessary  but classes in both semesters fill up quickly, so please submit an application in the fall even if you don't want to take it until the spring semester.

An departmental orientation for both Fall and Spring semesters is held at the beginning of the Fall Semester.  Attendance at this orientation is encouraged if you wish to join the class in either semester, as applicants for the spring sections are selected starting in the Fall.  This year's TAPS orientation will be on Friday, September 6th at 6pm.   Check your orientation brochures for the location. 

TAPS 0030 Application

Tech Requirement:
Run Crew Information 
Run Crew Expectations 
Fall Production Dates  (subject to change)
Spring Production Dates  (subject to change)

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 TAPS 1210 - Solo Performance (spring semester only)

Instructor: Lowry Marshall. Instructor Permission required in advance.  All interested students must submit a Solo Performance proposal form with resume to Lowry_Marshall@brown.edu during the Fall semester (deadline is 5pm on the Monday after Thanksgiving). 

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 TAPS 1390 - Contemporary Mande Performance 

Instructor: Michelle Bach-Coulibaly.  All interested students must submit an application form  and fulfill all the requirements as described.  Please note there is a mandatory $100 lab fee for this class.  Failure to pay this fee will result in an INC until the fee is paid.

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 TAPS 0330 - Mande Dance, Music and Culture 

Instructor: Michelle Bach-Coulibaly.  All interested students must submit an application form and fulfill all the requirements as described.  Please note there is a mandatory $100 lab fee for this class.  Failure to pay this fee will result in an INC until the fee is paid.

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If you have general questions about obtaining an Instructor Override for these classes, please consult the Student FAQ at the Office of the Registrar's website.