Arts, Communications & LanguagesCommunity and Service (Learning)First-yearFor CreditJuniorOff CampusSeniorSocial Impact, Education, Law & GovernmentSophomoreUnpaid

Theatre in the Community: The Newark Collaborative

Professor: Chris Ceraso, Judy Tate
Credits: 4

This course is a collaborative theatre-making enterprise in which Drew students will team with high school students from the Newark inner city schools to create original work that will be presented both on Drew’s campus and at the Marion Bolden Student Center in Newark. Classes will likewise meet at both locations, with Drew students and Newark students traveling to the two sites by turn. Drew participants will both mentor and share in the process of original play development and performance. In addition to the weekly play development workshops and rehearsals with the Newark students, Drew participants will meet frequently on their own, to assess and develop strategies for facilitating the work of the full group and keeping it on track. A research component studying the historical impact of community-based theaters around the globe, together with a final paper, will also be required of Drew students. Course may be repeated. Enrollment restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Meeting Time/Dates

  • Time: 4:30-5:45pm (M) and 2:40-6:45pm (W)
  • Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Term: Spring, 2021

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About Community Based Learning Courses

CBL classes foster the ability to connect academic learning with action in the world by working with offcampus community organizations. They seek to benefit their partner organizations and our shared community by addressing a need or strengthening a capacity that serves the common good. In a CBL course, you apply what you learn to real-world problems, providing a “mini-internship” that gives you the opportunity for career exploration, experience working in diverse communities, and the chance to help build your professional network. All CBL classes have been approved as Immersive Experiences.

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