Research, write, perform: Students find the story, then act it out
Feb 28, 2012
Matt Saltzberg was a Mizzou Advantage fellow, and below you can read a little more about his project.
From MIZZOU Magazine
Forget walking a mile in another man’s shoes — Matt Saltzberg believes that the path to understanding is to speak a while in his words.
Saltzberg, a Mizzou Advantage fellow for the Managing Innovation initiative, taught a new ethnography theater course for non-majors in fall 2011 to show students the intersection of theater, innovation and social understanding.
Ethnography involves collecting cultural data by spending time in a community. In ethnographic theater, actors conduct in-depth interviews with subjects and use the responses to create a performance piece. Typically, actors portray the subjects they interviewed.
The process requires awareness and reflection, says Saltzberg. More…