Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

DRA 305 Fusions: Theatre and Identity in the 21st Century(RLA)

4 hours; 4 credits. An investigation into current theatre and performance practices which create innovations in issues of identity, including race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, nationality, and class. Students will look at how theatre companies, playwrights and producing organizations are working at new crossroads to forge specifically 21st century expressions of identity. The course asks how are identities located and unsettles and recombined with regard to geopolitics? How does place re-making happen? How does shared space provide opportunity for community/communality that re-shapes identity politics? And how do we understand our own position with regard to re-negotiations between identity, politics and performance? Prerequisite: DRA 140 and (DRA 272 or DRA 273 or DRA 274).