TPP 4241: Theater for Social Change
Course Description for Theater for Social Change
Theater for Social Change
Description: This course is an introductory workshop addressing the theory, application, and facilitation of techniques associated with applied theater. Students will learn games, exercises and techniques for creating improvisations that empower participants to collectively investigate thorny issues, build consensus, and rehearse problem-solving strategies to implement in the real world. This course is for students interested in education, social work, allied health fields, the arts, or those interested in working toward social change in their communities. This hands-on, participatory workshop is 80% experiential and 20% reflective/didactic. No theater experience or training is necessary. Students will be asked to bring with them a desire to play, learn, and grow in an intimate, highly personal setting.