Jeanette M. Sanchez
Foregrounds questions about performing arts: What are the purposes of the performing arts? What approaches might we use to understand them? How do they relate to the societies and cultures in which they are located? May focus on individual performers, movements, historical periods, genres, or topics.
Theatre for Young audiences focuses on ways in which drama is being produced for young people. We look at contemporary theatre being produced beyond popular fairy tale recreations. We study the ways in which theatre can be pedagogical and address current social issues.
Student learning goals
Students will learn more about how theatre is used to teach children.
Students will lead drama exercises based around diversity.
Students will have a comprehensive understanding of contemporary theatre for young audiences.
General method of instruction
We read play scripts and discuss. Students lead activities and discussions. We experiment with different varieties of pedagogical theatre.
Class assignments and grading