Course Description for Community-Based Documentary Playwriting
Community-Based Documentary Playwriting
Description: This course introduces students to documentary playwriting as a community-based transformational learning opportunity. Students will explore the ways in which human beings narrate, document, and illuminate their lives through storytelling and dramatic interpretation. Students will read documentary plays and learn documentary techniques, including archival research and interviewing, as well as techniques for editing, arranging, and recontextualizing found material. The course requires off-campus fieldwork in the community. The final project will be a staged reading of an original documentary play for a public audience. The course theme and community partners will vary.
Repeatability: This course may be repeated for up to 6 credits.