The Word Becomes You: Documentary Theater

Learn more about the art of documentary theater:
Q & A with Domenick Scudera

Explore the possibilities of documentary theater and create your own. This workshop will provide an overview of the history, theories and practices of documentary theater and inspire participants to create their own short documentary theater pieces. It will include a discussion, small group work and a theater creation exercise using Anna Deavere Smith’s Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992. Participants will not only understand the work of this meaningful theater practice intellectually, they will also “become” the words through performance. The workshop is a modified version of a unit from Scudera’s Community-Based Theater and Civic Engagement course developed with a grant from Project Pericles. A version of the workshop is also used as the final, group project in his Intro to Theater course. He has directed a production of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992


8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

IDC Lobby
Coffee, pastries, mingling, receive your lunch ticket 

9:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Class Time
Lenfest Theater, Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center

12 - 1 p.m.

Faculty Staff Dining Room

1 - 5 p.m.

Class Time
Lenfest Theater, Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center

  • Final panel discussions
    The Minerva Term courses will culminate with lively panel discussions with other faculty members and experts, including plenty of time for Q&A with participants.

5 - 6 p.m.

Minerva Mingle
Berman Museum of Art
Socialize with your classmates, share what you’ve learned, celebrate the beginning of a meaningful new campus tradition and discuss how we might grow and improve the program going forward. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres in the Berman Museum of Art.

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