Arts Online

07:965:240 Staging Resistance: Theater, Protest and Social Change

Through plays and other performance texts, videos, graphics, media accounts, and critical theory readings, this class will explore the vibrant tradition of theatricalized or staged resistance to the injustice and inequality endemic to contemporary culture. Sources include: plays and films that explicitly challenge embedded power hierarchies; radical performative disruptions such as Pussy Riot, Occupy Wall Street, and Take a Knee protests; and participatory community-engaged theater for social change. 
Ryan Reedell is the manager of the MakerSPACE at the Newark Museum, where he seeks to create authentic, engaging, hands-on experiences that highlight the materials, tools, and techniques used to create objects of the museum’s collection. Reedell is also the producer of the Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire, a showcase that celebrates the creativity, spirit, and ingenuity of the maker community.