TDRU

3714

CRS Methods: Devised Theatre

School of Drama: Civic Engagement

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

CRS Methods: Devised Theatre

Fall 2018

Taught By: Toya Lillard

Section: A

CRN: 7511

Credits: 3

viBe Theater Experience (viBe) works to empower underserved teenage girls and young women (ages 13-24) to write and perform original theater about the real-life issues they face daily. viBe's free, after-school arts programs offer girls/young women the opportunity to write, produce and perform their own plays through viBe's pedagogy, which engages girls/young women through process-based devised theater techniques. Collaborative Research Studio (CRS) combines research and civic engagement to offer an experiential, community partnership-based research project which requires work both inside the classroom and in the field, in order to develop the skills necessary to enter, build, and exit the communities that inform our performative practice, and where we endeavor to effect positive change. Each CRS focuses on a specific type of research method and a specific community or constituency in the metro New York City area. In the fall, you will develop skills that allow you to do research that will inform your understanding of contemporary civic and community challenges, and your performative practice. You will learn best practices for entering communities respectfully, devising theater within communities, and how to exit communities in a way that fuels a sense of reciprocity after the “work” concludes. The spring will involve field-work within the community that has been researched in the fall, within a program that will allow you to apply a unique pedagogical approach to devising theater within a specific community. This class will allow you to answer the following questions: What are the intersections between my performative practice, devised theater techniques and civic engagement? How can I use devised theater techniques and community engagement strategies to inform my own performative practice? How can my work create positive change inside and outside of the theater environment? What are the ways that I can enter, build, and exit the communities where I devise theater, and/or that inform my performative practice, without doing harm? You will be challenged in this class to work independently and collaboratively with community members that include arts practitioners/teaching artists, program participants, and Directors. You will be guided step-by-step through the research and creative process, from qualitative and field research to concept visualization and evaluation.

College: School of Drama (DR)

Department: Civic Engagement (TCIV)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*Enrollment 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: 8:01am 12/11/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 930

Date Range: 8/30/2018 - 12/13/2018

Days: Saturday, Sunday

Times: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 930

Date Range: 9/22/2018 - 9/23/2018