THTR 2258 Creative Dramatics (Fall: 3 credits)
Prerequisites: Instructor’s permission
This class investigates the power of drama to educate, inspire and empower the individual. The course focuses on drama pioneers who work crosses over borders between fields of education, theatre, drama therapy, and social justice. This is a hands on investigation of theories and techniques and will include working with middle school students to observe and apply ways of making drama with adolescents. Creative Dramatics is essential for teachers in obtaining additional certification to teach drama. Subjects include improvisation, Viola Spolin, Augusto Boal, Winifred Ward, and childrens’ theatre.
THTR 2268 Theater for Youth (Spring: 3 credits)
Prerequisite: THTR 2258 or instructor's permission
This class investigates builds upon the knowledge acquired in Creative Dramatics I. During this semester; however, students create an original piece of children's theatre that tours to local schools.