THEA 0271 - Theatre for Social Change

Credits: 3

This course examines methods and examples of how theatre can be utilized by artists to advocate for social change. While historical and international examples will be included, the focus will be on contemporary American theatre from the late 20th century to the present. Students will study representational theatre artists, many of whom identify as people of color or as members of other underrepresented communities, who have used theatre as a medium for activism. Students will also work on projects individually and in groups that model ways to promote social change within particular communities, addressing issues drawn from their own experience, sense of identity, and relationship to society.

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