COURSES Fall 2022 / Visual and Performing Arts

The courses listed below, all in the general area of visual and performing arts, are currently offered by the Quest Lifelong Learning Community. Click on a title to view the related course page.

ACTING WORKSHOP

Coordinators: Roy Clary, John Spiegel

The class will continue with exercises and improvisations. Members will also work on monologues and scenes. Emphasis will be on the importance of relationships and relating to objects to achieve a greater reality in creating a character.

ARTISTS AND THEIR WORK

Coordinators: Linda Downs, Lynnel Garabedian, Bob Reiss, Ellen Shapiro

“Artists and Their Work” is an art history course that explores the lives and work of artists throughout the world.

CLASSIC ROCK ALBUMS

Coordinators: Steve Koenig, Wayne Cotter

Each session will focus on one album by a band or solo artist and be enriched by related tracks from the band’s career or works by others that shed light on the album.

COMEDY & SATIRE

Coordinators: Wayne Cotter, Leslie Goldman, Michael Wellner

This course will explore why, when, and how we laugh. It will feature writers, performers, and artists who brought us laughter over the years and explore the extent to which their humor reflected the times in which they lived.

CONTEMPORARY BRITISH CULTURE

Coordinators: Judy Hampson, Jennifer Jolly, Donna Ramer, Sheryl Harawitz

This course focuses on the global influence of contemporary British culture, including art, music, dance, theatre, literature and fashion.

CONTEMPORARY OPERA

Coordinators: Steve Koenig, Frieda Lipp, Victor Brener

At each session, we view a different opera and engage in a lively discussion of the text, staging and medium.

FOLK MUSIC

Coordinators: Bob Gottfried, Ellen Gottfried

We will look at folk music in the USA through the songs of folk singers.

GREAT PLAYS

Coordinators: Roy Clary, Wayne Cotter, Frieda Lipp

Important American and European plays are presented. Each session begins with a brief biography of the playwright followed by a “staged reading” of the play. The audience is encouraged to share their insights.

INDIE FILMS

Coordinators: Howard Salik, Marian Friedmann, Bobbie Gold, Brenda Zusman

For Questers who love movies, “Indie Films” is a perfect fit. If you’ve seen a movie that is worthy of class discussion, email us with details.

ORAL INTERPRETATION OF POETRY

Coordinators: Art Spar, Roy Clary, Mary Ann Donnelly, Sheryl Harawitz

In a fun, creative, and supportive environment, poetry will come alive as participants read it aloud and interpret it. Class leaders will introduce an engaging list of poets.