Some ADVANCE grant recipient have used theatre to explain and provoke change as a kind of initiative. The links below are on how theatre has been used.
Facilitating dialogue is one thing, but the Mizzou ADVANCE Interactive Theatre Troupe goes beyond just words. Using audience participation, the troupe engages STEM faculty in exploring issues of gender equity among their departments.
Presented in this paper is an executive summary of the work done by the University of Michigan's ADVANCE program to use feminist theory and social science to enact change. The program has have created skits and a group to present data about faculty hires. This document was written for the 2005 PI meeting.
University of Michigan's Interactive Theater group came to Rice in Fall 2007.
This is a recording of a presentation on the importance of recruiting and hiring good faculty. It includes is a skit about the search committee.
Since 2000, the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) at the University of Michigan (UM) has presented an educational theatre program for the professional development of faculty and graduate students...
This presentation involved the efforts of a skit to talk about the differences between junior and senior faculty. It was presented by the University of Michigan at the 2008 PI Meeting in a Concurrent Session.
In Summer 2006, Shaily Menon and Kathleen Underwood participated in an interactive theatre Summer Institute "Setting the Stage for Change" at the University of Michigan. We interacted with members of the Center for Research in Learning and Teaching (CRLT) players and got a behind-the-scenes understanding of the workings of interactive theatre.
Interactive theatre is a powerful educational tool. One valuable tool for better understanding and dealing with unintended obstacles to career success is through interactive theater. Interactive theatre uses a solid foundation of research on faculty and student experiences to develop and present provocative vignettes that engage the audience in thinking and talking about issues of diversity, pedagogy, and inclusion.
On Wednesday, April 2, at 3:00 pm, the University of Michigan CRLT Players visited Blacksburg’s Lyric Theater to present a dramatization of faculty interactions designed to stimulate discussion about climate and collegiality. The performance and discussion lasted approximately 90 minutes, and was followed by a reception.
Interactive theater is a powerful tool for better understanding and dealing with unintended obstacles to career success. The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) Theatre Program uses a solid foundation of research on faculty and student experiences to develop and present provocative vignettes that engage the audience in thinking and discussing issues of diversity, pedagogy and inclusion.