PERF 230 Writing and Performing the Self

This class will examine the extensive tradition of performance based upon autobiography and examine the methodologies and techniques for transforming personal experience into a work of art. Students will strive to create work that expresses the particular elements of the narrative reality of an individual and also connects with the universal realities of the human experience. Historically and theoretically important auto-performances will be used as case studies to broaden students' understanding of strategies and approaches to telling their story. They will develop their project through a series of focused composition and performance exercises will lead to an auto-performance presented to the community at the end of the term.




PERF 103, or PERF 104, or PERF 140, or instructor's permission

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May be offered concurrently with PERF 350