Spring 2022 Courses / 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.

CONTEMPORARY OPERA

Coordinators: Steve Koenig, Victor Brener, Frieda Lipp

At each session, we view a different opera and engage in a lively discussion of its text, staging, medium, and historical and cultural background.

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 Quester’s who love the movies, “Indie Films” is a perfect fit. We will ask you to recommend films, accessible in a theater or online, that you believe will stimulate a robust discussion. Coordinators will select three of those films for class discussion.

WOMEN IN GREEK DRAMA

Coordinators: Sheryl Harawitz, Mary Ann Donnelly, Donna Ramer.

Antigone, Medea, Clytemnestra, Phaedra, Electra … some of the most fascinating and memorable female characters that have endured over centuries.