Residency

Community-Based Performance: Where Art and Activism Intersect

This is a semester-long interdisciplinary course for performing arts and public policy students that investigates the potential for performance as a catalyst for social change by pursuing the question, “How can the process of creating a performance clarify community conflict, create dialogue around issues, unite people to oppose oppression, and/or effect change in people’s lives?” Working alongside a community group, students harness the power of performing art to create positive change around a social issue. This is a hands-on, participatory course.

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