The Social Conscience of the American Musical (Remote)

Instructor(s)
Jodi Maile Kirk (Director of Active Learning) and Heather Meeker (Executive Director) from The Musical Theater Project
Location
Online
Date
Thursdays, October 15 - November 19
Time
1:30-3:30 p.m. EDT

Join Jodi Maile Kirk (Director of Active Learning) and Heather Meeker (Executive Director) from The Musical Theater Project to examine issues of social justice through musical theater. From the Gershwins' Of Thee I Sing (1931) to 1776 (1969) to Hamilton (2015) this course will explore how the American musical has tackled issues of race, immigration, sexual orientation, activism, politics, mental health and wealth inequality. By considering historical and social context, exploring songs, and considering questions from which musical theater songwriters have never shied away, participants will broaden their understanding of history and connect with socially conscious art and issues.

Member of Lifelong Learning Cost
$75
Nonmember Cost
$80