Activism and Outreach Through Theater|
|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.
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Agosto Boal, THEATER OF THE OPRESSED
Jean Trounstine, SHAKESPEARE BEHIND BARS
THE YES MEN, Documentary Film on Theater and Social Activisim.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Papers, informal presentations, performances, recitals or exhibitions.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students are welcome from all disciplines with no prerequisites.
|Instructor(s): Jenkins,Ronald S. Times: ..T.... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: TST101; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 8||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 2||FR: 2|
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