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Theatre, Performance, and Social Change, Minor

This innovative minor cultivates 21st century citizens who are passionate about engaging with cultural and social problems through theatre, and performance activities that encourage progressive social change.

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The theatre, performance, and social change minor helps to prepare students for the challenges of world citizenship by developing competencies in theoretical, historical, and contextual knowledge alongside the technical skills to express their understanding of diverse social issues by making narratives, theatre, and performances. The minor’s selected courses focus on enlarging students’ ability to identify social problems; explore social movements; and make sensitive, ethical, and artistic choices in performance creation. In addition, students are encouraged to think strategically about the material realities of creating performance for social change.

Co-op Opportunities

  • Boston Ballet
  • Boston Lyric Opera
  • Bridge Repertory Theatre
  • Central Square Theatre
  • Citi Center for the Performing Arts
  • Company One
  • Dixon Place
  • Hanover Theatre
  • Huntington Theatre Company
  • Lincoln Center
  • Manhattan Theatre Club
  • Miami Theater Center
  • New Repertory Theatre
  • Paramount Theatre
  • Salem Theatre Company
  • StageSource
  • Stoneham Theatre
  • Theatre Communications Group
  • Theatre Offensive
  • Vineyard Theatre
  • Zeitgeist Stage

Multidisciplinary Skills

Script analysis
Voice and speech

Career Opportunities

  • Scenic Designer
  • Costume Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Stage Manager
  • Stagehand
  • Arts Administrator
  • Dramaturg
  • Technical Director


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