Date of Award

Spring 2020

Degree Type

Thesis

Department

Theatre and Dance

Director of Thesis

David Britt

Second Reader

Catherine Keyser

Abstract

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.

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