Learning through live performance

theatre students performing

A new interdisciplinary initiative from the Department of Theatre and Dance, Ideas in Action, will engage faculty across the University in collaborations that explore the educational power of live performance.

Theatre and Dance faculty will work with interested colleagues to integrate performance into the educational experiences of their students—inside the classroom, beyond the classroom, or both.

The possibilities include but are not limited to in-class performances, sketch writing that focuses on relevant instructional topics, and simulations or role-playing exercises.

In the age of the keyboard class, Ideas in Action will focus on maximizing the energy and effectiveness of the authentic, live classroom experience.

“We are excited to enter into these creative partnerships with our colleagues from across campus,” says David Kaye, Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance. “Bringing together the Theatre and Dance faculty’s expertise in engagement with an audience with the vast spectrum of expertise from departments across the University is certain to garner new and powerful educational methods. It is a chance for all of us to explore more effective ways to spark the imagination and stimulate the thinking of our students.”

For more info, visit www.unh.edu/theatre-dance/ideas-in-action.

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