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Activism and Outreach Through Theater

THEA 205
Spring 2009
Section: 01  
This course may be repeated for credit.
Course Cluster: Service-Learning

Students will have the opportunity to put social activism into practice through working on theater projects in community settings. One of the course's projects will include teaching Shakespeare and other plays to incarcerated teenagers using methods described in Jean Trounstine's "Shakespeare Behind Bars." Students will also have the opportunity to create "invisible theater" events on themes of social justice inspired by the work of Agosto Boal, the Brazilian actor/politician/activist whose book ("Theater of the Oppressed") proposes ways in which theater can be used to achieve social change. Students need no theatrical experience but can use whatever artistic interests they possess (acting, puppetry, drawing, writing, storytelling, vocal and instrumental music) in collective work with other students.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA THEA
Course Format: StudioGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (THEA)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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