Theatre Techniques to Improve your Teaching, Fall 2017


actors in a theatre.

A Mini-Course for Faculty

Back by popular demand, the Center for Teaching & Learning is pleased to offer a special opportunity for Queens College faculty: a mini-course on theatre techniques and their applicability to teaching, to be offered in Fall 2017. Taught by Professor Susan Einhorn, Director of the Acting Program, Department of Drama, Theatre, and Dance, this will be the fifth and possibly last time this course will be offered.

Application Form: https://goo.gl/forms/L1uxbXqHKftYmNCy2

A note from Susan

Whether you are relatively new to Queens College, a seasoned faculty member like myself (thirty years to date), or somewhere in between, could you use some new teaching techniques to invigorate your approach?

From my years of training actors, I have culled exercises and techniques that will: ensure that you are present in the room and in your body; make it easier for you to find and release tension in your body, neck, face and voice; help you make and maintain eye contact with your students; and target your weaknesses as well as build upon the strengths of your communication skills. In addition to receiving my feedback, you will learn to give and receive feedback from each other, as this course will create a new and empowering forum for us to share and improve our pedagogical skills.


The mini-course will consist of seven sessions in Fall 2017, all on Tuesdays.

Introductory session with dinner: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm, Queens Hall 325
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/Aee7WkAGrTv

  • September 12

Additional sessions: 6:00-8:30 pm, location Rathaus 219

  • September 26
  • October 10
  • October 24
  • November 7
  • November 28
  • December 12

How to apply

This course is open to all current full- and part-time faculty at Queens College. If you are interested in participating, please articulate what you consider your teaching technique weaknesses and strengths in a short statement of approximately 200 words, and submit it by Thursday, May 25, using this form: https://goo.gl/forms/L1uxbXqHKftYmNCy2.

If you have any questions please contact Michelle Fraboni.

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