Center for Teaching and Learning

Interactive Theater as Pedagogy Project

What is Interactive Theater?


Using interactive theater to promote inclusive teaching and learning

ITPP is a collaboration between the Center for Teaching and Learning and Memory War Theater, a Seattle-based theater company devoted to personal and community transformation through performing arts, partnerships and education. The Interactive Theater as Pedagogy Project (ITPP) uses Theater of the Oppressed and other interactive theater approaches to:

  • Advance community dialogue among faculty, students, staff educators, and academic administrators about creating inclusive teaching and learning environments.
  • Generate and rehearse a variety of responses to challenging situations related to classroom and institutional climate.
  • Promote performance pedagogies (i.e., active learning and multi-modal pedagogical approaches) in educational settings.

Winter Quarter 2015: Acting Up: Amplifying Voices Through Interactive Theater as Pedagogy

When: Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:30-4:20 p.m.
Where: Gerberding 100 (Center for Teaching and Learning)
Credit: 3 credit (C/NC)

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Want to make positive change in classroom and institutional climate so that all of our students thrive? In this cross-disciplinary course, students build practical skills in interactive social change theater to challenge institutional oppression and promote inclusive educational environments in classroom, institutional, and community contexts. Culminates in public interactive theater performance and dialogue workshops. Graduate students from all disciplines and UW campuses are welcome. Previous theater experience not required
(This course is offered in collaboration with the Simpson Center for the Humanities)

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