Additional Course Information

Most, if not all of these classes are Instructor Override.  If you have general questions about obtaining an Instructor Override, please consult the Student FAQ at the Office of the Registrar's website.

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

TAPS 0220 - Persuasive Communication

Instructor: Barbara Tannenbaum.  Primarily for seniors. Limited to 18 per section.  Interested students should fill out and submit the TAPS 0220 Application form via campus mail to Beth 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) You must attend the first day of class, as no permission will be given during pre-registration


TAPS 0030 - Introduction to Acting and Directing

Instructors: Connie Crawford (Fall/Spring AM sections), Lee Osorio (Fall PM section), and Caitlin O'Connell (Spring PM section). 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 submit it to the appropriate instructor (either via email, at the Orientation meeting, or at the first class.)  Priority is given to early applicants and no permission will be given during pre-registration.  No prior experience is necessary  but all four sections of this class fill up quickly.  

A departmental orientation  is held at the beginning of the Fall Semester as part of the larger campus-wide undergrad Orientation.  Attendance at this orientation is encouraged if you wish to join this class in either semester, as applicants for the spring sections are selected starting in the Fall.   Check your orientation brochures or the undergraduate orientation website for the location. 

TAPS 0030 Application 

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


 TAPS 1210 - Solo Performance (spring semester only)

Applications for admission to  TAPS 1210 Solo Performance 2016  are due in Professor Rikard’s box no later than 5:00pm on the Wednesday after Thanksgiving, December 2, 2015.  No late proposals will be accepted!  The names for individuals selected for the 2016 Solo Performance Class will be posted on Professor Moore’s office door (Lyman 202) the Monday after classes end, December 14, 2015.

Solo 2016 Application - please note extended deadline is Weds, not Monday!


 TAPS 1520  - Seminar in Theatre Arts (aka Senior Seminar) - FALL ONLY

Dream your future. This class helps TAPS concentrators brainstorm next steps, introduces them to professional and academic opportunities, provides structure for a capstone project, and helps seniors plan for life after Brown. Please note this is a REQUIRED course for TAPS concentrators and only offered in the Fall and only open to seniors.  If you are planning on concentrating in TAPS, you MUST take this the Fall of your senior year.