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November 30, 2016 | Category: Announcement

TO: Faculty and Staff, All campuses

FROM: Center for the Enhancement of Learning & Teach

Join your colleagues and CELT for a morning of interactive, applied theater* and workshop about difficult conversations, free speech, and intentional spaces. Come explore these topics and engage in possible strategies for handling them well in your classroom.

Friday, December 16, 2016
Medford/Somerville Campus

Theater and interaction: 9:00 am–11:30 am
Lunch and conversation: 11:30 am–12:00 pm

RSVP to by December 12.

*The Bok Players, based at Harvard University, is a well-established group of actors who engage in applied theater. Applied theater is an evolving field that brings familiar, complex situations to life in order to examine them more fully. Just as with conventional theater, audience members can feel present to the characters and circumstances while sitting at a beneficial distance; it's this distance that allows us to process and reflect on the emotional content inherent in charged situations and to converse more freely about what we see. Unlike some conventional theater, however, applied theater often requires participation of some kind, whether in dialogue or in interaction with stories as they unfold. We hope you will be able to come engage in this unique and beneficial experience!

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