Intro to Theatre offered at Casper College for spring

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
Photo of the backstage of a theater.

An enlightening class designed for the nontheater major is being offered at Casper College for the spring semester.

Intro to Theatre, THEA 1000-01, “ … has been rewritten and recast to give students a look behind the stage and beyond the actors,” said Chontelle Gray, instructor. According to Gray, the class will look at what goes on behind the scenes and at the truly remarkable people involved and is perfect for those “ … wanting to know more about live theater and what it takes to put on a major Broadway production.”

“Students will literally get backstage access to learn more about the work that goes into live theater,” Gray said. Students in the class, which is limited to 12, will learn about the art and craft of theater both on and off stage and examine a wide range of topics including, props, makeup, effects, pyrotechnics, sound, lighting, playwriting, and much more. In addition, students will also “ … explore a day in the life of a theater person and how the entertainment industry works,” Gray noted.

The class will be held Tuesday and Thursday from 1-2:30 p.m. and begins Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. The class is open to both degree and nondegree-seeking students and qualifies for the general education cultural credit elective.

For more information or to register, contact Gray at 307-268-2374 or

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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