Southwestern Adventist University

Undergraduate Bulletin 2011-2012 PDF

Southwestern's Dramatic Presentations

The Resurrection Pageant, an annual production sponsored jointly by Southwestern Adventist University and the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church, draws heavily on Southwestern’s students, faculty, and staff for directing, acting, and staging. This pageant offers an interactive experiential presentation of many of the events the last week of Jesus' life leading up, and including the crucifixion and resurrection.

Southwestern offers a drama class every spring semester. Participants explore theoretical material on the drama in history and on drama as a genre, but also gain the practical experience of staging a full-length work by classic writers such as Shakespeare, Goldsmith, Wilde, and others. The students learn all aspects of stagecraft, ranging from acting techniques to the use of blocking, staging, props and costumes to achieve an overall effect. These performances enrich both the presenters and also the community that views them, as we together experience the best that dramatic culture has to offer about ourselves and our world.

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