The Revolution Will Be Dramatized: Contemporary African American Theater

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Con. African American Theater

Fall 2021

Taught By: Frank Roberts

Section: A

CRN: 11183

Credits: 4

This course is a survey of 21st century African American drama. Special attention will be given to changes in the landscape of black American theater over the course of the last two decades. What is the future of “black theater” in the United States? What are the major thematic trends of this field of theater? Which voices have emerged as the leaders of the “new school” of African American drama? What does contemporary African American drama have to say about issues such as gender, sexuality, class, and/or social justice activism? Dramatic work by Tarell Alvin McCraney, Dominque Morriseau, Antoinette Nwandu, Jordan Cooper, Anna Deveare Smith, Jeremy O’Harris, Brandon Jenkins, and Katori Hall will be studied, among many others. This course fulfills the Dramatic Literature requirement for Theater Majors and Minors.TBA

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:47am 10/17/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 458

Date Range: 8/30/2021 - 12/13/2021