Kevin Dressler

Residential Faculty - Performance Faculty - Theatre

Program Director : Theatre Arts

Communication, Theatre & Film Arts

Office: TH 29 - Room: TH25

480-461-7538

480-461-7350 (fax)

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM9:30 AM - 10:25 AM9:00 AM - 9:50 AM9:30 AM - 10:25 AM10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Profile

Kevin is union stage actor andis the co-founder of Southwest Shakespeare Company, a professional classical theatre that preforms in the Mesa Arts Center.

Classes Taught

Spring 2019

COM271 Voice and Diction 3 Credits
Exercises and techniques to free the voice and improve projection, resonance, and articulation. Covers international phonetic alphabet and standard stage speech. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
33055
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/14/2019 - 05/10/2019
MoWe
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Class Started

THP112 Acting I 3 Credits
Fundamental techniques and terminology of acting through physical and vocal expression, improvisation, and monologue and scene work. Emphasis on characterization. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
32081
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
01/15/2019 - 05/10/2019
TuTh
10:30 AM - 12:20 PM

Class Started

THP212 Acting II 3 Credits
Fundamental techniques of acting through script analysis, rehearsal, and performance.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in THP112 or permission of Department or Division.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
32082
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
01/14/2019 - 05/10/2019
MoWe
9:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Class Started

THP214 Directing Techniques 3 Credits
Contemporary theory and practice in directing, the evolution of present-day directing procedures, and a sampling of scripts for directing practice. Principles of script analysis, blocking, casting, rehearsing, and performing.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in THP112 or THE220, or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
32550
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
01/15/2019 - 05/10/2019
TuTh
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Class Started

THP271 Voice and Diction 3 Credits
Exercises and techniques to free the voice and improve projection, resonance, and articulation. Covers international phonetic alphabet and standard stage speech. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
33056
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/14/2019 - 05/10/2019
MoWe
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Class Started

THP282 Production And Acting II 3 Credits
Provides the continuing acting student with opportunities to expand the versatility of characterization skills. Emphasis on relating the actor's work to the total production process. Performance of monologues, scenes, and one-act plays.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in THP281, or permission of Department or Division.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
32093
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
01/14/2019 - 03/07/2019
MoTuWeTh
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Class Ended

THP298AA Special Projects 1 Credits
Organized and tailored around the interests and needs of the individual student. Structured to provide an atmosphere of individualized research and study paralleled by professional expertise and guidance. Professional-type facilities and equipment are made available for student use. Allows the best aspects of independent study and individualized learning to be combined to maximize student development.
Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director or Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
37242
Dobson Campus
INST OFF
Lab
01/14/2019 - 05/10/2019

Class Started

THP298AC Special Projects 3 Credits
Organized and tailored around the interests and needs of the individual student. Structured to provide an atmosphere of individualized research and study paralleled by professional expertise and guidance. Professional-type facilities and equipment are made available for student use. Allows the best aspects of independent study and individualized learning to be combined to maximize student development.
Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director or Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
33147
Dobson Campus
SCENE SHOP
Lab
01/14/2019 - 05/10/2019

Class Started

Summer 2019

COM225 Public Speaking 3 Credits
Designed to enhance the student's ability to present public speeches confidently and competently. Also designed to improve information literacy and critical thinking skills.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101, or ENG107, or equivalent.
General Education Designations: Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
17291
Dobson Campus
Lecture
05/28/2019 - 06/27/2019
MoTuWeTh
9:10 AM - 11:10 AM

Open

15 of 22
Seats Available

17497
Dobson Campus
Lecture
07/01/2019 - 08/01/2019
MoTuWeTh
9:10 AM - 11:10 AM

Open

22 of 23
Seats Available

17292
Dobson Campus
Lecture
07/01/2019 - 08/01/2019
MoTuWeTh
11:20 AM - 1:20 PM

Open

17 of 23
Seats Available

THP102 Theatre Service Practicum 1 Credits
Use and develop theatrical skills for service to the community through practical experience.
Prerequisites: Permission of Department or Division.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
18401
Dobson Campus
Lab
07/01/2019 - 08/01/2019
MoTuWeTh
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Open

25 of 25
Seats Available

THP112 Acting I 3 Credits
Fundamental techniques and terminology of acting through physical and vocal expression, improvisation, and monologue and scene work. Emphasis on characterization. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
18400
Dobson Campus
TBA
Lecture/Lab
05/28/2019 - 06/27/2019
MoTuWeTh
11:20 AM - 1:50 PM

Open

25 of 25
Seats Available

Fall 2019

THF209 Acting for the Camera 3 Credits
Special technical aspects of acting before a camera.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in THP112 or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
26948
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019
TuTh
2:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Open

16 of 18
Seats Available

THP112 Acting I 3 Credits
Fundamental techniques and terminology of acting through physical and vocal expression, improvisation, and monologue and scene work. Emphasis on characterization. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
26101
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019
MoWe
1:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Open

22 of 24
Seats Available

26124
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019
TuTh
10:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Open

24 of 24
Seats Available

THP131 Stage Movement 3 Credits
Movement skills for the actor to develop a flexible, expressive physical instrument. Includes pantomime, physical isolation, and awareness exercises. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
26949
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019
MoWe
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Open

17 of 18
Seats Available

Degrees & Awards

M.F.A. Acting/Directing, Utah State University

M.A. Human Resources Counseling, Ottawa University

M.Ed. Educational Leadership, Northern Arizona University

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