This course introduces students to multicultural perspectives on American and world theatre. The focus of the course is on playwrights and plays that offer perspectives into under-represented, marginalized, and minoritized voices and how these identities are represented on the stage. Specific units will explore the historic and cultural contributions of women playwrights and feminist theatre, African-American/Black and African playwrights, LGBTQ+ identities, Asian performance traditions and Asian-American theatre, and Chican@/ Latin@ performance. Students will engage in script analysis, dramaturgy, artistic interpretation, and performance projects to investigate how the medium of theatre is inherently a political platform.
- Teacher: Chris McCoy