CTH4100 Community Based Theater

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. J.L. Guerriero

Course Description:

Builds upon the concept of the collective unconscious and provides theories, practices, and approaches to community-based theater as a tool for social change and therapeutic change with individuals, groups, and communities. Examines various playback forms, and other forms of transformative drama such as Sociodrama and Theater of the Oppressed.

How This Course Benefits Students:

An introductory survey course that acquaints the student with various forms of community based theatre as well as a basic understanding of theatre for social change. The course builds upon principles learned in Cinematherapy, as Community Theatre is a collective experience.

Why This Course Is Important:

This course will explore in greater depth the use of drama therapy to bring about social change. Students who are working with groups or peoples in conflict will learn common approaches to utilizing theatre to heal social rifts.