Center for Teaching and Learning

Theater for Change UW

Using interactive and participatory theater to advance community dialogue and address issues related to classroom and institutional climate. 

Theater for Change performance May 2016
Theater for Change UW (TfC UW) uses Theater of the Oppressed and other participatory theater approaches to:

  • Generate and rehearse a variety of responses to challenging situations related to inequity, institutional climate, and interpersonal conflicts.
  • Advance dialogue among faculty, students, staff educators, and administrators about issues of power, privilege, and oppression that affect us all.
  • Promote performance and arts-based pedagogies (i.e., active learning and multi-modal approaches) in educational settings.
  • Co-create inclusive and equitable teaching and learning environments.

TfC UW 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.  Since 2012, TfC UW has engaged hundreds of audience members in intersectional, critical dialogue on issues such as White Privilege, Racism, Heterosexism, Policed Bodies, Socioeconomic Classism, Ableism, and Microaggressions.

*Theater for Change UW was formerly the Interactive Theater As Pedagogy Project (from 2012-2016)

Interested in learning more about TfC’s activities and accomplishments?

Read our 2012-2016 TfC Program Report. Theater for Change UW