Theatre for Social Change
Theatre for Social Change is a study of contemporary social/political theatre. Students will examine plays significant to the development of the genre, such as The Laramie Project and The Vagina Monologues. In addition to analyzing the elements of the script – setting, characters, actions, and themes – students will study each play’s production history and impact on theatre and on society at large. They will research, write about, and present on applied theatre forms and a published play. They will perform scenes from existing plays as well as write and perform original scenes about relevant social, political, cultural, economic, and interpersonal issues. Throughout the course, students will reflect on the power of theatre and theatre artists to effect social change through their work. This course also counts as PCA 213.