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Joe Potter

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Assistant Professor of Theatre

(573) 592-4281

Why I Teach


  • MA, Theatre Arts, California State University - Los Angeles, 1981
  • BA, Theatre, Drury University, 1977

Teaching Philosophy:

  • It is vital to academic achievement and the professional success of future theatre artists that they gain as much experience as they can. I believe that experience is the best teacher and that is why we demand so much of our students in the classroom and in production.

Major Areas of Interest:

  • Stage Combat
  • Fencing
  • Scenic Design
  • Film Design
  • Performance Technique
  • Theatre History

Courses Currently Teaching:

  • THA255 Acting I Basic Skills -A
  • THA125 Costuming Practicum
  • COM101 Intro To Speech Communication -C
  • THA120 Introduction to Stagecraft
  • THA231 Makeup for the Stage and Film -A
  • THA300 Production Lighting
  • THA499 Senior Project
  • THA232 Stage/Set Management
  • EDU499 Supervised Teaching (Secondary)
  • THA418 THA Methods of Teaching
  • THA362 Theatre History I
  • THA151 Theatre Performance Practicum
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