Senior Project Advisor
Bower, John L., 1959-
Theatre, Performance, Activism
Theatre Talk: (In)Justice: Creating Critical Thinking and Conversation Through Methods of Performance using Fiddler on the Roof as an example
Theatre, Performance, and Activism
Art is inherently political and no art, in my opinion, is better suited to activism than performance. I personally believe that theatre is one of the greatest vehicles for developing critical social change and cultivating conversation around issues of injustice. For me, there is something uniquely captivating about the power of people sharing a space and watching a live performance. It has the potential to be an extremely productive way to communicate a message, while also creating a secure space for audience members to critically engage with the subject or material and step into other people’s stories. Fostering a safe environment for children to participate in this process not only allows them to develop compassion and awareness from an early age, but gives them the opportunity to increase artistic, imaginative, social, and problem-solving skills.
Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies
Baker, Meghan, "TheatreTalk: (In)Justice" (2020). WWU Honors Program Senior Projects. 379.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Theater; Theater and society
student projects; term papers
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