RCCORE 334 - Special Topics
Section: 004 Community Theater Collaborative: Performing Detroit's History Across Generations
Term: FA 2006
Subject: RC Core Courses (RCCORE)
Department: LSA Residential College
Credits:
3
Other:
Theme
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

In this class, students will be introduced to the field of grassroots, or community-based theater, through co-creating a performance about Detroit’s Civil Rights Movement with seniors (from Detroit’s Hannan House) and teens (from the Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit). This performance will inform the creation of Mosaic’s main stage show to premiere in spring of 2007. Students will be transported weekly to Hannan House for two hour theater-making sessions; weekly readings and assignments will be discussed during each commute. This course is designed to give students the knowledge and skills necessary to incorporate applied theater techniques into their own work. As such, readings will entail theater-making guides, including selections from Augusto Boal’s Theater of the Oppressed; basic performance theory helping us to understand what this work “does” in performance; and a range of community-based dramatic literature. This class welcomes students at any stage in their education pursuing any discipline. It is highly suggested for those who are interested in creating meaningful work while making profound interpersonal connections in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Because this course demands a small enrollment, course meeting times will be determined according to its students’ schedules. This class is offered for 3 credits. If you are interested, please contact the course instructor, Rebecca I. Fried at becaif@umich.edu.

RCCORE 334 - Special Topics
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
16007
Open
12
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: On the Margins of the Art World ? Outsider and Self-Taught Art in the US
002 (SEM)
P
20370
Open
7
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Working with the Latino Community in Ann Arbor
003 (SEM)
P
23113
Open
30
 
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TuTh 6:00PM - 7:30PM
004 (SEM)
P
24357
Open
18
 
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W 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: Community Theater Collaborative: Performing Detroit?s History Across Generations
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