This book works to 'make change strange' from and for the field of theatre and performance studies. Growing from the idea that change is an under-interrogated category that over-determines theatre and performance as an artistic, social, educational, and material practice, the scholars and practitioners gathered here (including specialists in theatre history and literature, educational theatre, youth arts, arts policy, socially invested theatre, and activist performance) take up the question of change in thirty-five short essays. For anyone who has wondered about the relationships between theatre, performance and change itself, this book is an essential conversation starter.
About the Author
Stephani Etheridge Woodson is Professor in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University, USA, where she directs the Theatre for Youth MFA and PhD programs as well as the Herberger Design and Arts Corp. She is the author of Theatre for Youth Third Space: Performance, Democracy and Community Cultural Development (2015). Tamara L. Underiner is Associate Dean for Research at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University, USA, Director of the doctoral program in Theatre and Performance of the Americas, and Co-Director of the University's Creative Health Collaborations initiative.