Spring 2020

On The Edge: Writing for Performance

Listed in: English, as ENGL-323  |  Theater and Dance, as THDA-272


Ron Bashford (Section 01)
Ana Candida Carneiro (Section 01)


This course is an exploration of writing for performance using interdisciplinary and experimental approaches. By exposing students to contemporary manifestations of performance across cultures – including those by Rodrigo Garcia, Rimini Protokoll, Romeo Castelluci, Robert Lepage, Carolina Vivas, and Gebing Tian – this course will lead to a new understanding of the art and practice of writing for the theater. In dialogue with other artforms such as literature, music, dance, and cinema, as well as performance theory, we will creatively explore dynamics involving words, bodies, spaces, objects, and media. Through imagining, devising, writing, and performing exercises, participants will develop their own original pieces that will be showcased as works-in-progress at the end of the semester.

If Overenrolled: Priority given to Theater and Dance, Film and Media Studies, Art & Art History, English, and Music majors from the 5 Colleges.


Artistic Practice, Attention to Writing, Community Based Learning, Fine Arts for Non-majors


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022