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Scholars Day: April 15, 2009

Theatre: Much More Than Entertainment

To inform, to persuade, to motivate, to enlighten: this have been the role of theatre in the pre-media age. Now, as live performance competes for a limited audience and limited funds with mass media and entertainment-on-demand, what is the role of theatre in the twenty-first century? What should it be? In this session, students studying Theatre and Dilemmas in Society address this question through examples from movements, programs and applications atypical of the Broadway glitz and glamour stereotype.

Presenters: Nellie Adrien (Undergraduate Student)
Derrick Belkin (Undergraduate Student)
Rael Brown (Undergraduate Student)
Spencer Christiano (Undergraduate Student)
Timothy Ellison (Undergraduate Student)
Evan Hill (Undergraduate Student)
Bryan Lehning (Undergraduate Student)
Martin Lewis (Undergraduate Student)
Olajiwon McCadney (Undergraduate Student)
Nicholas Randazzo (Undergraduate Student)
Jason Simpson (Undergraduate Student)
Jennifer Thompson (Undergraduate Student)
Jade Williams (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Theatre
Location: 105 Edwards
Time: 10:45 am (Session II)

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