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Prison Outreach Through Theater


THEA 205
Fall 2011
Section: 01  
This course may be repeated for credit.
Certificates: Civic Engagement
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 women 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 Augusto Boal, the Brazilian actor/politician/activist whose book (THEATER OF THE OPPRESSED) proposes ways in which theater can be used to achieve social change.

Essential Capabilities: Effective Citizenship, Ethical Reasoning
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA THEA
Course Format: LaboratoryGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (THEA)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

Last Updated on APR-24-2014
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