Performing Social Justice
Professors Jasmine Mahmoud and Nikki Yeboah
What are the stakes of engaging histories and practices of social justice through theatre, performance, and artmaking? How does an attention to narrative and the body animate social movements? The objective of the course is to engage histories and practices of social justice through performance. Topics of study include community-engaged theatre, Theatre of the Oppressed, Federal Theatre Project, protest, ensemble theatre practices, the body, gender, race and representation, indigeneity, and disability justice. Across this course, students will work to stage both individual and collaborative performances that confront injustice and imagine more just worlds. This course is designed for students with little to no prior theater, performance, or artistic experience.
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