Neo-Futurism and Creating a Twenty-First Century High School Theatre Curriculum

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/193395
Title:
Neo-Futurism and Creating a Twenty-First Century High School Theatre Curriculum
Author:
Everett, Patricia Hews
Issue Date:
2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Thirty-two students worked together for eight weeks to write nearly fifty short plays from which thirty were selected, produced and performed in a production titled Warning May Cause Irritation, inspired by the Neo-Futurists' signature show: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. Nineteen students were also involved in the concurrent case study of the project and kept journals, participated in focus group sessions, developed scripts and filled out worksheets. Data generated was analyzed for evidence of student empowerment, relevancy of the work to student's lives, and their ability to work democratically.In the end, it seems the students enjoyed and felt empowered by the democratic process used to generate the final production and the result was an educative, relevant and fulfilling experience that may inspire some to continue working in the theatre and the students seemed open to continuing to explore nontraditional theatre projects in the future.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
democratic pedagogy; Devised; High School; Neo-Futurism; Theatre; theatre for social change
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Theatre Arts; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
McKean, Barbara
Committee Chair:
McKean, Barbara

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleNeo-Futurism and Creating a Twenty-First Century High School Theatre Curriculumen_US
dc.creatorEverett, Patricia Hewsen_US
dc.contributor.authorEverett, Patricia Hewsen_US
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThirty-two students worked together for eight weeks to write nearly fifty short plays from which thirty were selected, produced and performed in a production titled Warning May Cause Irritation, inspired by the Neo-Futurists' signature show: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. Nineteen students were also involved in the concurrent case study of the project and kept journals, participated in focus group sessions, developed scripts and filled out worksheets. Data generated was analyzed for evidence of student empowerment, relevancy of the work to student's lives, and their ability to work democratically.In the end, it seems the students enjoyed and felt empowered by the democratic process used to generate the final production and the result was an educative, relevant and fulfilling experience that may inspire some to continue working in the theatre and the students seemed open to continuing to explore nontraditional theatre projects in the future.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectdemocratic pedagogyen_US
dc.subjectDeviseden_US
dc.subjectHigh Schoolen_US
dc.subjectNeo-Futurismen_US
dc.subjectTheatreen_US
dc.subjecttheatre for social changeen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineTheatre Artsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMcKean, Barbaraen_US
dc.contributor.chairMcKean, Barbaraen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDickey, Jerryen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGupton, Janeten_US
dc.identifier.proquest10905en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659754794en_US
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