CTR 147 / 2011 “The Activist Classroom: Performance and Pedagogy” is now available at http://utpjournals.metapress.com/content/x37j0488g422/.

CTR 147 investigates the power of performance as a tool for critical thinking and social and political action within and beyond the university theatre studies classroom. Contributors offer reflections on a wide range of subject areas, texts, and techniques including: the use of improv in the eco-critical classroom, the values and limits of performance as a tool for teaching difficult texts in an English Lit context, the role of the mentor in shaping the next generation of Indigenous artists, and the challenges of “staging” race as a still-urgent category in courses increasingly populated by students uncomfortable with the term.

This issue contains:

Toward the Activist Classroom
Kim Solga
DOI: 10.3138/ctr.147.3
Building the Activist Classroom: Learning to Collaborate, Learning through Performance in English 2470: Canadian Drama
Paige-Tiffany Beck, Lauren Moore, Kim Solga
DOI: 10.3138/ctr.147.5
Activist Awareness in the Theatre of the Oppressed Classroom
Susanne Shawyer
DOI: 10.3138/ctr.147.12
Applied Theatre and/as Activism
Monica Prendergast
DOI: 10.3138/ctr.147.18
When the Audience is Ourselves: From Intellectual Argument to Visceral Experience
Jan Selman
DOI: 10.3138/ctr.147.24
Minstrels in the Classroom: Teaching, Race, and Blackface
Natalie Alvarez, Stephen Johnson
DOI: 10.3138/ctr.147.31
A Pedagogy of Justice
Naila Keleta-Mae
DOI: 10.3138/ctr.147.38
Making it Up as We Go Along: Improvisation and Environmental Education
Julia Lane
DOI: 10.3138/ctr.147.43
“A Precise Instrument for Seeing”: Remembrance in Burning Vision and the Activist Classroom
Allison Hargreaves
DOI: 10.3138/ctr.147.49
Creative Copying?: The Pedagogy of Adaptation
James McKinnon
DOI: 10.3138/ctr.147.55
The ICE Approach: Saving the World One Broken Toaster at a Time
Grahame Renyk, Jenn Stephenson
DOI: 10.3138/ctr.147.61
“Elder up!”: A Mentor/Mentee Memoir
Tara Beagan
DOI: 10.3138/ctr.147.68
Elephants in the Classroom: A Forum on Performance Pedagogy
Marlis Schweitzer, Laura Levin, Cassandra Dee Ball, et al.
DOI: 10.3138/ctr.147.74
Accountable and Theatrical Acts of Witness: Queen's University DRAM 476 Testimonial Project Pieces 2010
Kalanthe Khaiat
DOI: 10.3138/ctr.147.86
Views and Reviews
Natalie Alvarez
DOI: 10.3138/ctr.147.104

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