Diversity in theatre has come a long way, and it has a long way to go. This industry has been dominated for far too long by one sector of the population and other stories have not been told. This project encourages the students to tell their stories from their varied and unique backgrounds and share that with their classmates and community. Playwriting is a unique way to tell a story, and this is an avenue that many may not have considered. This project will broaden the scope of the students view on theatre and encourage them to step up and make their voice heard.
Exploring the American Dream: "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry.The American Dream means different things to different people. By viewing Hansberry's work, "A Raisin in the Sun", students will have the opportunity to identify the different dreams held by the characters in the play and how they are both similar and different.Reflect on the play and fill in the response sheet regarding each character's "dream." Please use full sentences and proper grammar. There is no minimum word count.
David Henry Hwang's play, "Yellow Face", provides his perspective on theatre. The play is available for viewing for free on YouTube. This assignment are short essay questions created to allow the students to think deeply on Hwang's purpose for writing this play and the importance it holds in theatre.