This collaboration brings together nine pioneering Theater of the Pooressed scholars and artists from Brazil to UCLA for a two-week residency. While here, the artists will support students in creating new proposed legislation through theater. This proposal seeks to engage these practitioners as trainers and advisors so that the student/campus community created proposals have the best chance at becoming policies and laws. Legislative theater is a methodology in which popular theater is used to create, refine, and propose new legislation and policy. Students planning to future their research with Theater of the Oppressed will be able to continue study through courses offered by World Arts and Cultures/Dance and African American Studies in ensuing quarters.



Affiliated Faculty

Bryonn Bain, UCLA Prison Education Program, World Arts & Cultures/Dance, African American Studies; David Gere, UCLA Art & Global Health Center, World Arts & Cultures/Dance; Brian Kite, School of Theater, Film and Television; Alicia Virani, School of Law; Ben Refuerzo, School of the Arts & Architecture; Lynn Gordon, David Geffen School of Medicine; Bonnie Taub, Fielding School of Public Health, Latin American Studies; Ananya Roy, Luskin School of Public Affairs





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