JAN 122 - Eco-Drama for Young Audiences: Theatre and Environmental Literacy
M-Th, 1-4 pm, with a variable schedule for week four (performance week)
Students enrolled in this course will work on a theatre project designed to bring theatre, music, movement, and environmental literacy to schoolchildren in the East Bay. Students enrolled in the class as performers and crew members will have the opportunity to experience theatrical collaboration and to create awareness about ecology and sustainability through drama. Level of experience and interests will determine a given student’s role. Those interested in performance will work on acting, singing, movement and choreography, puppetry, and/or music performance. Those who are interested in the technical aspects of theater will work on producing, lighting, sound, costumes, videography, editing, and publicity. The culmination of the course will be several live performances for visiting schoolchildren in the final week of Jan Term. Course participants will also create and lead enrichment workshops for their young audience members on basic concepts of environmental literacy. Students in this course will work on an original script, titled Earthchild and the Waking Up, a mythic story of a young person becoming aware of the ecological crisis and summoning the will to take action.
Core Designations: Creative Practice, Community Engagement, and The Common Good.
Instructor(s): Daniel Larlham & Danielle Ferguson
Prerequisites & Notes
Course Fee: 50
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