Join Rehearsals for Life Graduate Student Theater Troupe in 2012-13

Feeling your creativity stifled by an onslaught of coursework, writing,  and teaching--not to mention your friendships and relationships? Here is an opportunity to utilize your creative impulses and contribute in innovative ways to your community.

The graduate student theatre troupe "Rehearsals for Life" is looking for a few more graduate students to join for 2012-2013.

"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. 

           * Use your creativity to further issues of diversity, equity, and access on campus

           * Enhance your conflict resolution, facilitation, and role-play skills

           * Help generate solutions for the complex problems 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 it 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. 

WHO WE ARE SEEKING: 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.

TIME COMMITMENT: Approximately 2-4 hrs per week beginning Fall Term . We are looking for students who are willing to commit for an entire academic year.

Potential topics to be addressed in workshops:

  • Issues of diversity, equity, and access
  • Working effectively with advisers and professors 
  • Gaining credibility in your field
  • International student concerns 
  • Challenging authority 
  • Responsible research


Please contact Abigail Leeder for an application (applications due June 1) or with questions.

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