Your assignment: Write your own research based performance piece!
You will work both in class and on your own on this project which is, ultimately, an interview theater piece. Your model text for this project is Undesirable Elements: Real People, Real Lives, Real Theater by Ping Chong. Using this book, you will model your work after Chong’s approach to community-based storytelling. It will include personal writing, interviews and research that you will develop into a one-act script.
Quick Search: UMA WorldCat
UMA WorldCat is a discovery tool that helps you find a wide range of materials using a single search. Books, journals, articles, videos and more can be located using UMA WorldCat.
Doing research on contemporary playwrights of color
Where to research playwrights and communities of color?
Start with these databases: Make sure to read the descriptions so you know what kinds of research resources you are searching.
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Citation Management - Stay organized!
Use a citation manager, such as RefWorks, EasyBib or Zotero to keep track of your research.
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