Speaking from the Stage: Hearing from Contemporary Playwrights
In this course we will explore, through reading, films, and personal performance, a selection of plays (scripted, verbatim, devised) from a range of women and women-identifying writers for the theatre. The focus of the work is both an examination in form and content of the works’ diversity, and an accompanying analysis of any thematic and formal similarities. Course reading highlights texts of the plays accompanied by historical/theoretical readings. Students will produce two brief pieces of written work, one creative and one comparative.
Playwrights will include Adrienne Kennedy, Betty Shamieh, Caridad Svich, Aleshea Harris, Naomi Wallace, Martyna Majok, Jazzmun Nichcala Crayton, Lauren Yee, and Dipika Guha.

Schedule
10:30am-12:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (Jan 6, 2022 to Feb 3, 2022)
Location
Mahaney Center for the Arts 232
Instructors