CRS Methods: Documentary Theatre

College of Performing Arts: Drama

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Majors Only
CRS: Documentary Theatre
Fall 2023
Taught By: Faculty TBA
Section: A

CRN: 12373

Credits: 3

This CRS module will require research and civic engagement as a means to ultimately create a play. The first semester will focus on research and interview methodology, and best practices for establishing and cultivating relationships within a community. We will explore the work of companies and artists that have successfully used similar practices to create engaging theater, including The Civilians, American Records, Tectonic Theatre Project, Anna Deavere Smith, Lynn Nottage and the team behind Come From Away. The class will give students an opportunity to use dramatic tools to shape a given community’s story, and ultimately to see and feel how powerful a tool theatre can be when it grows out of active engagement with a specific place and population. Students will be graded on their efforts both in and outside of the classroom, and guided through all steps of the research and creative process.

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Drama (DRA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 19

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 5:12am EDT 5/29/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th
Room: 930
Date Range: 8/30/2023 - 12/6/2023