Description: A seminar on theatre and performance traditions of the Americas. Specific topic will change each time offered. Multiple enrollments are allowed if content is different; maximum 6 hours.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: THE 103 and 104 or graduate standing
Graduate Level Course: This course is approved for graduate credit
Dates: 01/11/2021 - 05/01/2021
Building: Online, contact instructor
Instructor Name: Shannon Epplett
Class Notes: Rise Up and Represent! Minority Representations on the American Stage This course will take a deeper dive into the history of minority representation in American Theatre. We will look at the histories of African-American, Native American, Asian-American, Latinx, and LGBTQ communities moving from being represented – often as racist caricatures and stereotypes, and often by non-members of these communities (i.e. blackface, redface, and yellowface) - to telling their own stories in and on their own terms (i.e. writing their own plays and establishing their own theatres). We will look at the issues particular to each community, explore the common themes and shared trajectories of these movements, and focus on significant plays and artists that illuminate the process.
Class Notes: Synchronous Online