Theatre in an Age of Climate Change

Institution: Pomona College

Instructor: James P. Taylor

Description: This course is a dynamic exploration of theatrical representations of climate change. Our work will begin with an introduction to elementary concepts and principles of both climate change, and the theatre. Once this foundation has been laid, we will examine a wide range of theatrical works from a climate change perspective. The goals of this examination are to promote your skills in critical inquiry: reading, discussion, formal and informal writing, and oral presentation. The course will culminate in each of you imagining a creative theatrical solution to a particular climate change problem or problems. In the end, I hope that the course will give you a much more sophisticated understanding of important and timely climate change issues, and expand your knowledge of a variety of forms of theatrical practice.

Level: Undergraduate

Timing: Annually since 2014

Country: United States

Syllabus: Theatre in an Age of Climate Change