Applied Theatre Scores a Hit

Pacific's new applied theatre program made a huge impact with Eve Ensler's "Vagina Monologues." The CGE production took place within the context of a course designed and taught within the Department of Theatre & Dance.


Last week, Pacific's new applied theatre program made a huge impact with The Vagina Monologues, written by Eve Ensler. For the first time, the Center for Gender Equity production of Vagina Monologues took place within the context of a course designed and taught within the Department of Theatre & Dance. A dozen students of Applied Theatre 212 and nearly 500 audience members participated together in a complex and colorful act of education and empowerment. The sold-out show raised the roof of the Tom Miles Theatre on the Forest Grove Campus. The production was supported by a grant from the Elise Elliott Foundation.

“Applied theatre” is a term that applies to any theatre of civic engagement — whether as activism, team-building, raising awareness or occupational therapy. This fall, Pacific has become one of very few universities in the U.S. to offer programmatic education in this growing field. 


Posted by Martha Rampton (ramptonm@pacificu.edu) on Feb 13, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Edited by Joe Lang (jlang@pacificu.edu) on Mar 1, 2013 at 4:25 PM

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