Date of Award
Theatre and Dance
Director of Thesis
This paper explores political theatre as a means of conveying information and inspiring action regarding socio-political issues. Through a staged reading of The Exonerated, and subsequent audience discussion and survey, the effectiveness of theatre as a means of commenting on political problems was explored. The conclusion was reached that theatre is uniquely suited for this role due to the emotional human connection forged by seeing examples of real people dealing with the addressed issues.
Matthews, Olivia M., "Political Theatre: Entertainment or Instrument of Social Change?" (2020). Senior Theses. 341.