THEATER AND ITS DOUBLE
In recent plays like Detroit ‘67, themes of hope and love are intertwined with the events of public school riots amidst the cultural landscape of Motown. The play is not only a portal into American history but also reflects on issues that remain culturally relevant today.
We will be working with experts from the Central Square Theater to learn ways to recontextualize a significant moment in history to a contemporary audience through script writing, acting, and much more. Drawing parallels from historical narratives, students will play out different acts using custom designed props. Students will learn to understand how reenactments can become a powerful tool for reliving moments from history- through the lens of different people.