Sep 27, 2022  
2013-2014 Course Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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53-1101J The Living News


THE LIVING NEWS is a hands-on, intensive, and collaborative seminar fusing Theater and Journalism. This course is sparked by The Federal Theater Project’s Living Newspapers of the 1930’s – dynamic theatrical productions created by teams of journalists and theater artists, designed to challenge audiences to consider complex social and political issues of the day. Adopting the same collaborative structure, the ensemble of students will create a brand new Living Newspaper – selecting and refining a topic, researching and news-gathering, conducting direct, in-the-field interviews, holding intensive writing sessions leading to a draft theatrical script, and rehearsing and performing a public staged reading. Students will sharpen interdisciplinary skills in questioning, exploring, evaluating, and communicating as they study, and ultimately enter into the social politics of our day. Participants will address larger questions of integrative inquiry, considering how their individual creative and scholarly perspectives can contribute to the larger academic and civic dialogue.

3 Credits



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