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Study Abroad

In Brazil, Michigan students will attend theatre classes at the Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC) and UniRio and will be participant observers in the theatre work being done not just in Brazilian prisons but also in the Maré favela and in two hospitals in Rio de Janeiro. In all instances students are learning about what theatre can accomplish in non-traditional settings and why people engage in performance practices in these challenging contexts. Students also receive training in Brazilian theatre traditions, particularly focusing on Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed methodologies. Ultimately the course seeks to identify the best strategies for using performance to address the criminal justice system and those most affected by it. 

Prerequisite: RCCORE 334.007/THTREMUS 335- Theatre and Incarceration. Requires permission of instructor and CGIS Global Course Connection application. Email Ashley Lucas to schedule an interview.