Playwriting: Documentary Theater

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Fall 2023
Taught By: Dennis Allen
Section: A

CRN: 11858

Credits: 4

How do we document historic moments and real experience through performance? Documentary Playwriting explores the process of creating reality based work: its history, theory, and practice. We’ll watch performances, read plays and critical writings on this vitally expansive documentary form while asking questions about how truths are represented and by whom. Blending fact, fiction and personal experience, we’ll generate hybrid theatrical texts from transcribed interviews, researched archival materials, and our own imaginative observation. This course fulfills an elective requirement for Theater majors and minors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (ART)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 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: 10:20pm EST 2/22/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 1200A
Date Range: 8/28/2023 - 12/11/2023