Prison Outreach Through Theater
Fall 2015 not offered
|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.
|Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Practicum
|Grading Mode: Graded
|Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Augusto Boal, THEATER OF THE OPRESSED
Jean Trounstine, SHAKESPEARE BEHIND BARS
Wally Lamb, ed. I'LL FLY AWAY: WRITINGS OF WOMEN AT YORK CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE
Shakespeare, THE TEMPEST
Rena Fraden, IMAGINING MEDEA
|Examinations and Assignments:
Papers, informal presentations, performances, recitals or exhibitions.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments:
Students are welcome from all disciplines with no prerequisites. 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.
Students who enroll for the course should understand that in order to arrive at the prison in time for the class to begin at 1pm, we will leave from Wesleyan's campus at 12:15 pm. Please be sure that your schedule allows for that transportation time.
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