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Introduction to Applied Theater: Working in Prisons


THEA 115
Fall 2011
Section: 01  
Certificates: Civic Engagement
Course Cluster: Service-Learning

This course will give students the opportunity to study theater as a tool for community outreach and to apply that knowledge to practical work in community settings. No previous experience in theater is necessary. Students will be encouraged to use their own skills in music, art, and drama as they devise ways to use the arts as catalysts for educational development in underserved populations. Particular focus will be given to theater programs that have been developed for prison populations, and students will have the opportunity to create collaborative performance projects in local prisons. Pedagogical principles will be based on the theater techniques of Augusto Boal. Collaboratively devised performance scripts will be adapted from classical literature (Shakespeare, Dante, ancient Greek drama, etc.).

Essential Capabilities: Effective Citizenship, Writing
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: Not Available

Last Updated on APR-17-2014
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