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Erin Auble

Senior Lecturer
NTID Department for Performing Arts
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

585-475-7048
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Erin Auble

Senior Lecturer
NTID Department for Performing Arts
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Education

BA, Emerson College; MST, Rochester Institute of Technology

585-475-7048

Currently Teaching

PRFN-218
1 - 3 Credits
This course applies technical, performing, script analysis, stage management, and other skills to an actual theatrical production. Students contract with a department mentor for responsibilities and the appropriate credit expectations. In addition to production responsibilities, students are expected to complete reading and writing assignments connected to the production. This course is repeatable for credit.
PRFN-205
3 Credits
This course explores basic stage makeup, mask and costume construction techniques. Students will gain an understanding of the visual ways to develop and present a character on stage. Student actors and technicians will create makeup designs, masks, and small costume pieces as a hands-on expression of the research and development of a character concept. This course prepares students for Theatre Practicum and running crew responsibilities.
PRFN-200
3 Credits
This course fosters the understanding and appreciation of design as part of theatrical productions with specific reference to the fields of scenic, lighting, and costume design and the personnel involved. Students will explore the historical and cultural aspects of theatre while examining the relationship to their activities in everyday life. Students will learn how theatrical scripts and stage directions influence the design, aesthetics, and use of space in a theatrical production, and how to use the script to visualize the design process. Deaf Theatre and other cultural references will be used to discuss the ever growing need to address diversity and accessibility in theatrical productions. Emphasis will be placed on using literary analysis of themes and metaphors inherent in a script to develop an appreciation for the artistic and aesthetic aspects of technical theatre. No artistic or technical skills necessary.

In the News

  • June 25, 2020

    students performing a play in a set that looks like a college dorm room.

    RIT theater production receives Kennedy Center award

    I and You, a collaborative production between NTID's Department of Performing Arts and the College of Liberal Arts Theatre Arts Program, has won a 2020 Outstanding Production Ensemble award from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

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Shows/Exhibits/Installations
Auble, Erin. "Fairy Tale Courtroom". Apr. 2017. 1510 Lab Theatre, Rochester, New York. Performance.
Auble, Erin. "Stories From the Deaf Side". Director. Aaron Kelstone. Oct. 2016. 1510 Lab Theatre, Rochester, New York. Performance.
Auble, Erin. "DanceTales". Chor. Thomas Warfield. Oct. 2016. Panara Theatre, Rochester, New York. Performance.
Auble, Erin. "Seasons". Chor. Thomas Warfield. 5-8 Nov. 2015. Panara Theatre, Rochester, New York. Performance.
Auble, Erin. "Taming of the Shrew". Dirs. Aaron Kelstone and Jerry Argetsinger. 7-10 Nov. 2013. Panara Theatre, Rochester, New York. Performance.
Auble, Erin. "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". Director. Jim Orr. May 2013. Panara Theatre, Rochester, New York. Performance.
Auble, Erin. AstroDance. By Manuela Campanelli, et al. n.d. Touring to Various Locations in the North East, . Performance.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Auble, Erin, Gerald Argetsinger, and Marla Schweppe. "Cyber Costumes: Incorporating Electronics Into Your Designs." U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology Conference. U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology. Long Beach, CA. 30 Mar. 2012. Conference Presentation.