Spring 2021 Courses
Intro to Social Issues Theatre (Theatre/Gender and Women’s Studies 218)
3 credit hours Meets Mondays & Wednesdays 1-2:50 p.m. Hybrid/Allen Hall Room 40
An introductory exploration/survey of the rich histories, theories, and practices of community-based and social issues theatre. Lively connection of social issues in today’s world through discussion, participation, lecture, and performance!
Devising Social Issues Theatre (Theatre/Gender and Women’s Studies 418)
3 credit hours undergrad/1unit graduate Meets Mondays & Wednesdays 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m. Hybrid/Armory Free Theatre (Armory 160)
Focus on writing and devising theatre explicitly concerned with social issues in the context of community. Works created in this course often go on to be performed by the ensemble.
Leading Post-Performance Dialog (Theatre/Gender and Women’s Studies 417)
4 credit hours undergraduate/1 unit graduate Meets Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5:50 p.m. with additional times scheduled for fieldwork.
Arts engagement exploration and the dramaturge in social issues theatre. Includes hands-on experience of animateur (facilitation) work with INNER VOICES Social Issues Theatre. Great class for those who want to use theatre in their work (social workers, educators, and other community-focused practitioners).
INNER VOICES Social Issues Theatre Ensemble (Theatre 400M)
2 credit hours Rehearses Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 5-7 p.m. Hybrid/Armory Free Theatre (Armory 160)
The focus of the ensemble is public performances. Open to all students. While past experience is useful, it is not necessary. Students may choose to receive credit for their participation in the ensemble.
INNER VOICES Social Issues Theatre takes on subject matter that is timely and sometimes difficult to address. This requires a willingness to be open-minded and curious about social issues and social justice. Past topics have included sexual assault, socioeconomic status, gender identity and transphobia, racism, and suicide. INNER VOICES Social Issues Theatre instructors are practitioners in their fields.
For questions, please contact Lisa Fay at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-244-0212.