Sample reading list:
Jan Cohen-Cruz, Local Acts: Community-Based Performance in the United State
Paulo Friere, Pedagogy of the Oppressed
Augusto Boal, Theatre of the Oppressed and Games for Actors and Non-Actors
Sonja Kuftinec, Staging America: Cornerstone and Community-Based Theatre
Michael Rohd, Theatre for Community Conflict and Dialogue
See instructor for complete list
Reading: 100 pages per week. Writing: 20-25 pages over the course of the semester. Some weeks will require out-of-class engagement or activities
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Enrollment in this course is by permission of the instructor. Please email Professor Erica Nagel to state your interest in the course at: email@example.com.
Students will research foundational artists and companies engaged in Community-based performance with a particular emphasis on performances in which professional actors perform alongside community members. Students will work closely with artists from McCarter Theatre Center to help develop and implement new community-integrated initiatives with partners such as HomeFront, OnStage Seniors, and local environmental advocacy groups.