Methods of Theatre Outreach is a course that develops original, issue-oriented, dramatic material using music and theatre media. The course presents the structures needed for community extension of the theatre. Performance and teaching groups work with small theaters, schools, senior-citizen groups, museums, centers, and shelters. Productions and class plans are made in consultation with the organizations and with our touring groups. We work with children’s theatre, audience participation, and educational theatre. Teaching and performance techniques focus on past and present uses of oral histories and cross cultural material, and we study sociological and psychological dynamics as part of exploration of the role of theatre and its connections to learning. Each student has a service-learning team placement. Special projects and guest topics include the use of theater in developing new kinds of after school programs, styles and forms of community on-site performances, and media techniques for artists who teach, as well as working with the Sarah Lawrence College Human Genetics graduate program.
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