Special Topics in Performance Studies

THEATRST390S-4

Special Topics in Performance Studies. Topics vary by semester. May be repeated for credit. Topics course. One course.

Madeleine Lambert, 2008 Duke grad who went on to Brown/Trinity Rep for her MFA, (pictured above) and Lynden Harris of Hidden Voices will be teaching this first time performance studies course described below.

Stories for Social Change is a service learning course that takes as its centerpiece a story-building collaboration among Duke students and Durham community members that examines societal "visibility" and "invisibility" built by poverty, privilege, physical violence, and injustice. Students will have the opportunity to engage in an expansive dialogue on race, class, and gender as unique yet interlinked social barriers to coalition building. They will also investigate the ways in which personal narratives and storytelling advocate for social justice and reform. The students will partner with North Carolina arts and service organizations such as Hidden Voices and the Durham Crisis Response Center and Duke-based offices such as the Women’s Center and the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity to craft, interrogate, and perform stories with the goal of creating social awareness and investigating policy change around the issues of sexual and domestic violence.

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