Colgate University

First-Year Course Offerings — Fall 2022

FSEM 166   Acting I: Being Here
RestrictionsNo 2025 2024 2023
DistributionHuman Thought and Expression
Core AreaNone

Faculty Profile for Professor Giurgea

Reading, writing, theater viewing, and a variety of practical assignments aim to facilitate student’s understanding and appreciation of theater and to familiarize them with the discipline of acting. Focusing on correlations between mind, body, and brain, the series of exercises the students have to complete in this course aim to enhance self-awareness, attention, concentration and to cultivate students’ expressive, imaginative, creative, and communicative abilities. Students who successfully complete this seminar will earn credit for THEA 254 and satisfy one half of the human thought and expression areas of inquiry requirement.

Simona Giurgea, senior lecturer in the Department of Theater, studied theater at the Academy of Theatre, Film and Television in Bucharest, Romania, where she earned her MFA in Acting and started teaching in 1991. She worked in repertory theater from the age of eighteen. Her professional experience includes: acting, directing, set and costume design, coaching, movement instruction, musical theater, television, film and radio credits, national (Romania) and international workshops and tours in Italy, Belgium, Germany, and Egypt.

In the United States, she taught both in graduate and undergraduate programs at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, University of California at Riverside, California State University in Long Beach, Pomona College, and Colgate University.

At Colgate University, since 2005, she teaches classes in acting and directing, supervises senior projects, and directs University Theater productions.