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Meghan Brodie


Presented during the 19th Annual Summer Fellows Symposium, July 21, 2017 at Ursinus College.

Project Description

Theater is not only an art form, but also a method of communication and community-building. My research investigates how theater can be used to create social change. I study approaches to using theater as a vehicle for social change and a tool to communicate diverse perspectives and cultivate empathy. My work focuses on a history of theater for social change, examples of theater for social change including plays and performance pieces, and ways of both creating and teaching theater for social change. My project culminates in an annotated bibliography, a research paper, an original theater for social change monologue, and a syllabus for a college-level theatre for social change course.

SF FINAL annotated bibliography.pdf (151 kB)
Annotated Bibliography

SF FINAL Syllabus.pdf (260 kB)
Syllabus Proposal

FINAL Monologue.pdf (76 kB)

Open Access

Available to all.