This course examines dramatic texts that thematize otherness as a concern. Why has difference served as a compelling way of defining the normative? What role does stereotype play? How do artists of color respond to the dominant culture and create alternate identifications? We will consider plays, films, and musicals that feature the representation of difference in gender, race, religion, ethnicity, class, and sexuality. Potential authors: Euripides, Shakespeare, Buechner, Ping Chong, Suzan-Lori Parks, Young Jean Lee, Anna Deavere Smith, among others.