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THTR 3378 Creative Dramatics (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This class investigates the power of drama to educate, inspire and empower the individual. The course focuses on drama pioneers whose work crosses over borders between the fields of education, theater, drama therapy and social justice. This is a hands-on investigation of theories and techniques and will include working with local middle school students to observe and apply ways of making drama with adolescents. Creative Dramatics is essential for activists, directors and for teachers in obtaining additional certification to teach drama. Subjects include storytelling, improvisation, Commedia Dell’Arte, drama therapy, Theatre of the Oppressed, and Theatre for Youth. It examines the work of Viola Spolin, Augusto Boal, Winifred Ward, Jerry Grotowski, and Jacob Moreno.


Instructor(s): Luke Jorgensen

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 03-Mar-17