CAS-303   Applied Theatre

A study of the theory and practice of theatre and drama used for human reflection or to raise awareness and effect social change. Students will learn to apply the core practices of facilitating, scripting and play-building to real-world contexts, while performing community service work with local agencies. Topics of study will depend on agency partnerships, but may include cross-cultural performance, community-based drama, theatre of social justice or development or the creation of the theatrical texts from oral histories or personal narratives, and as such the course may culminate in an original, devised theatre performance. May be repeated, but may not count as more than one course toward the theatre major.