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THTR 440G Topics in Theatre - TOPICS IN THTR
An examination in depth of a selected area of theatre history, theory or practice. Topics will change from year to year. May be repeated for credit when topics differ.
Pre-reqs: (6 credits of THTR at the 300-level or above.)
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CLIMATE THEATRE (crosslisted with POLI 405G - 921): This course will integrate concepts and theories from climate politics and theatre. Students will work in groups to study cases of climate conflict (e.g., divestment, carbon taxes, pipelines, climate strikes, civil disobedience), analyse underlying individual and systemic sources of conflict, write and perform short Forum Theatre pieces that welcome audience interventions, and reflect on the experience. Our learning goals are the capacity to analyze the systemic nature of climate conflicts, the development of reflexive processes that challenge our own assumptions and perspectives, and the acquisition of the basic skill necessary to construct an interactive theatrical model of a complex situation. Along the way, students will re and ~
flect on the potential role of the arts in the climate crisis.
The course is open to upper-level students from any major. No prior courses in either political science or theatre are required. Students need not have written or performed in plays before. We are committed to creating a nurturing space for those for whom theatre or other aspects of the course are new.