Playwriting: Documentary Theater

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students


Fall 2022

Taught By: Lizzie Olesker

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 (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 20, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Open*

* 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: 3:06pm 8/16/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 410

Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 12/12/2022