Stephen Tyler Davis

Undergraduate Discipline

Theatre

Undergraduate Courses 2018-2019

Theatre

Creating Community Through Musical Theatre

Open , Component—Spring

This new course is about discovering original work through the lens of both traditional and nontraditional musical theatre forms that speak to our department, campus, and world. Our goal will be to play and devise new pieces that may build bridges and transform conflict into thoughtful, constructive conversations. Through investigating the work of Michael Rohd’s Hope Is Vital training, we will use music, lyrics, games, physical theatre, writing, found text, and visual art to create our ensemble’s vocabulary for theatremaking. The culmination of this creative process will inspire new campus initiatives that encourage community-building at Sarah Lawrence. As a final practicum project, each student will contribute to the conception of a performance piece, event, program or special project that sings a song of collaboration, confrontation, community, and healing in our own backyard.

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