Course: COMS 410. Community-Based Performance (3)
This course examines a central premise in communication and performance studies that performance is integral to individual, communal and cultural processes, practices and institutions. Students will develop performances in collaboration with particular communities that express that community’s identity, experiences, issues and goals. We will employ theories and methods of performance that foster cultivating and sustaining dialogue within and with a community. Through participatory fieldwork, storytelling and performance ethnography, students will get a foundational sense of community building, communicative practices, performance ethnography and the performance of culture. Available for graduate credit.