THR 314 Theater and Society

This course is a theory based course and will focus on the relationship theater shares with the society. As theater reflects the world we live in, we must as theater artists take an interest in our communities. We will study the work of Augusto Boal, The Living Theater, The GLBT, Women's and Black Theater Movements. Students will be assigned readings and will research a theater and society movement. There will be a major final research project assigned that will be presented to the class. The course will culminate with the class volunteering at a local school and will offer ensemble and community building workshops to students. There is an attempt made to bring in a guest theater artists to engage students in discussion of their work as a socially conscious theater artist. PREREQUISITE(S): ENG102 and THR101