“Rehearsals for Life” is a project of the UO Graduate School, the Center on Diversity and Community (CoDaC) and the Office of the Dean of Students. Utilizing scenario-based learning founded on the model of Theatre of the Oppressed and other applied theatre modalities, students develop interactive presentations for their peers on issues facing graduate students today
Both peer education and interactive scenario based presentations are being recognized nationally for the valuable role they can play in shaping campus culture and in generating solutions to complex issues. Throughout history theatre has been used as a tool for social change and can provide a valuable springboard for important dialogues. As the complexities of our world increase and the pressures facing students mount, it is important that we continue to find innovative ways to meet and address these needs.
Topics addressed in Rehearsals for Life performances include the following:
If you are interested in joining Rehearsals for Life we are looking for enthusiastic, committed and creative individuals who have an interest in social justice and a desire to contribute to the campus community in innovative ways. No prior theater experience is required, although students must be willing to learn and be comfortable in front of groups. For more information email Abigail Leeder, Staff in Residence, Center on Diversity and Community and Director, Sexual Violence Prevention and Education.