Theater for Change

Using interactive theater to promote inclusive teaching and learning.

Theater for Change is a collaboration between the University of Washington Center for Teaching and Learning and Memory War Theater. TfC uses Theater of the Oppressed and other interactive theater approaches to:

  • Advance community dialogue among faculty, students, staff educators, and academic administrators about creating inclusive teaching and learning environments.
  • Generate and rehearse a variety of responses to challenging situations related to classroom and institutional climate.
  • Promote performance pedagogies (i.e., active learning and multi-modal pedagogical approaches) in educational settings.

As a co-sponsored program of the Center for Teaching and Learning and Memory War Theatre, Theater for Change provides a variety of pedagogical and instructional support to the University of Washington community.

TfC offers free consultations, and a range of fee based services, including:

  • Interactive workshops for faculty, staff educators and student leaders
  • Performances
  • Professional development workshops with departments on issues related to inclusivity and diversity
  • Class visits
  • Collaboration with graduate student groups
  • Learning communities
  • Workshops at local, non-UW campuses