Applied Theatre Log/Journal – 06/09/12

First Day of Class

handed out class syllabus, explained attendance system (rating day on a scale of 1-10), did a movement + introduction exercise, worked a skit to answer the question “Is Theatre a Weapon?”, and put the prof in the ‘hotseat’

  • Analysis: first class is always used to introduced the students to the coursework, familiarize themselves with the prof’s teaching style + grading system, start meeting their classmates, and get a feel for how the class will function in the future; the use of theatre in order to answer the question ‘is theatre a weapon’
  • Application: theatre is a tool — any tool can be used to build or destroy, for good or bad; the word weapon only has negative connotation if one’s perspective sees it that way
  • Questions:

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