DRAMA 241: DOCUMENTARY THEATRE WITH WWTNS?
Over the course of this past semester, our students have carefully generated these scripts week by week, going all the way from a seedling of an idea to these polished short pieces you will hear today. This creative process was focused on research-based creation inspired by the examination of a wide range of historical sources, be it pictures, found documents, or even interviews conducted by the students themselves.
Today, in lieu of in-person performances we had initially planned, we will be hearing these scripts read by the students and their peers.
An interview-based piece about the 2016 Ecuadorian earthquake and the perseverance of its people.
A piece about the Blank Panthers, questioning the moral culpability of an FBI informant.
A piece examining COVID-19 and the role of young people in its spread.
A piece combining personal experiences with scientific research to present on stage the voices that manipulate our minds.
No Joke: The Story of Dick Gregory and the Mississippi Burning
A piece telling the story of comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory's presidential run.
SHULAMIT (LUCY) PASSARO
PAPUA MERDEKA: MO(U)RNING STAR
A multi-media piece exploring the wide ranging effects of the Indonesian colonization of West Papua and its inhabitants.
A piece examining the shifting ideals and politics behind beauty standards in America and beyond.
A piece examining drag queen Sherry Pie and the impact of her cat-fishing 'allegations' on the gay community at large.
Meghan Healy, Nancy Foasberg, William McClure, Christina Stahl, the faculty of the department for welcoming us with open arms, and most importantly, all the students for their inspiration and perseverance during these unprecedented times.
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