Theatre and the Arts for Peace and Reconciliation (MED4102.01)

Daniel Michaelson

How can Theatre, Visual Arts, Music and Dance help youth in at-risk situations, or build international peace, or rehabilitate prisoners, or help victims of genocide, or heal the environment? Students in this class will investigate various efforts both local and international that involve theatre and other arts for social action, including the “Belarusian Dream” project in Spring 2014, when Bennington College along with other international venues, will produce eight award-winning short plays dealing with Eastern European country of Belarus. Students in this class will write several short papers, help to develop a resource list, and work to create their own individual or collaborative ideas for future projects. Some students may want to follow up by enrolling in Jean Randich’s Spring 2014 class Belarusian Dream: Human Rights and Performance.

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor. Previous experience in the arts or work in the social sector is preferred.
Credits: 4
M 2:10pm-4:00pm;Th 2:10pm-4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Conflict Resolution and Systems Design, Drama, Four Credit, 4000, Daniel Michaelson, Education, and tagged .