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Theatre for Social Change

  • 1.  Theatre for Social Change

    Posted 12-15-2020 15:20
    Hello. I'm looking for recommendations for some new texts surrounding Theatre for Social Change for an upcoming HS class. Can anyone recommend with "Theatre of Good Intentions: by Dani Snyder-Young?

    Thank you!

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    deb mein
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    Fine Arts Faculty, Theatre
    Crossroads College Prep. School
    St. Louis MO
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  • 2.  RE: Theatre for Social Change

    Posted 12-16-2020 11:44
    Hi Deb,

    Are you looking for dramatic lit? Or theory?


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    WT McRae
    Director of Theater
    Berkeley Carroll School
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  • 3.  RE: Theatre for Social Change

    Posted 12-16-2020 16:57

    Thanks for the clarifying question! I'm looking for theory.



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    deb mein
    *she/her/hers*

    Fine Arts Faculty, Theatre
    Crossroads College Prep. School
    St. Louis MO
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  • 4.  RE: Theatre for Social Change

    Posted 12-16-2020 20:11

    Hi Deb,

    Boal is a great place to start. Process, procedure, theory.

    the Theater of the Opresaed reading list should get you lots of what you need. And if you reach out to them- they have great resources. https://www.tonyc.nyc/resources

    TONY supported students at my old high school in making a social justice piece that drew attention to gun violence in schools. The students ended up performing it in Times Square during the big walkout. It was really helpful to have a support org outside the school that students could work with to develop their ideas.

    I can point you in other directions. But this is a great place to start. 



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    WT McRae
    Director of Theater
    Berkeley Carroll School
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