I HAVE A DREAM Theater & Education Seminar

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Theater/Education Seminar(IHD)
Spring 2023
Taught By: Raquel Almazan
Section: A

CRN: 13706

Credits: 4

In this course, you will have the unique opportunity of delving into Transformative Theater Education -- while you engage in community practice by working with NYC public elementary school students at an ‘I HAVE A DREAM’ afterschool program. This course will challenge you to consider how learning is play and how theater games, improvs and collaborative playwriting can allow young people to engage in critical literacy skills. In Monday seminars, you will explore the history of Theater in Education, learn how to design after school curricula and build teaching strategies. On Wednesdays, you will be onsite at an IHD afterschool program collaboratively running your own small drama group with New School colleagues. Investigating the major prompt with your IHD students, “TO DREAM IS TO ---“, you will explore this theme through a variety of theatre making techniques, building a culturally responsive approach to drafting curriculum and devising original work. At the end of the semester, you will help facilitate a performance, collaborating with your colleagues in a sharing that will be written and performed by your IHD students for their families and community. This course fulfills an elective requirement for Lang Theater Majors and Minors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 6:44am EDT 4/1/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 713
Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 5/15/2023