Institute faculty Dan Friedman has been appointed a Visiting Lecturer on Theatre, Dance & Media at Harvard University for the 2017 fall semester.
Dr. Friedman will be teaching a course on “Performance Activism” that will explore the movement of social-change activists, community and youth organizers, educators, psychologists, theatre artists and others who have been turning to performance as a way of engaging social problems, activating communities, and experimenting with new social and political possibilities, including the activities of Institute and the All Stars Project.
Friedman, who received his doctorate in theatre history at the University of Wisconsin, currently serves as artistic director of the Castillo Theatre and associate dean of UX, the All Stars Project’s free school of continuing development
It’s a great opportunity to share our methodology, our discoveries and those of our Performing the World colleagues and friends with the Harvard community,” said Friedman.
A lead organizer of the biennial Performing the World conference, Friedman has written extensively on the emerging field of performance activism. He is currently teaching The Autobiography of a Development Community (a drop-in study group — part of the Institute’s spring roster) which runs through June.