Making Strange for Social Change
Bertolt Brecht was a German political theatre practitioner who found it strange that people don't seem to notice the injustice around them. He created a unique style of theatre to make these things stand out just a little bit more.
Making Strange for Social Change looks at Epic Theatre, "Verfremdungseffekt" (or the making strange technique) and using theatre as a tool for social change. Your group will:
• Discuss social status and the effect it has on how we view each
• Learn Gestus (physical embodiments of social status) and it can be used to develop a character
• Explore the tools of "Verfremdungseffekt" and use them to create an Epic Theatre fairy tale