Jeanette M. Sanchez
Examination of a specific topic in order to provide a deeper understanding of a particular aspect of the study of performance. Topics may include transnationalism and performance; eco-performance, community performance; African and Asian theatre. Topics and approaches may vary with instructor.
Latino Theatre for Social Change explores issues of cultural identity through the historical context of plays written by Latinos mostly in the United States. Parallels are drawn to the struggles other ethnic and racial groups are facing and have faced as they attempt to blend into the melting pot of U.S. American culture.
Student learning goals
Students will explore their positions in relationship to the works we read in the class finding points of connection to the characters.
Students will learn about current immigration issues that are affecting Latinos and other groups of immigrants.
Students will hone their discussion skills as they begin to work with the plays and the types of theatre work in a practical way.
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading