Contemporary American Theatre
Through individual and group readings, this course presents theatre written and performed as a document of society’s concerns. Analysis of representative dramatic pieces from different cultures and/or ethnic groups in the United States. Considers relevant historical, cultural, and philosophical perspectives and the meaning each work offers within the context of our multicultural society. Explores the relationship between art and politics through issues including identity, gender, sexuality, race, class, community, and ethnicity. This exploration will include in-class discussions, library research, and attendance at theatre events.