Square-Specific Theater

Laura Detwiler
Stephanie Brownell

Through hands-on exploration of four core theatrical techniques—Devised Theatre, Documentary Theatre, Site-Specific Theatre, and Theatre of the Oppressed—students learned techniques and ethics for creating an open dialogue with a community through art.

Students interacted with community members regularly throughout the summer to build trust and understanding before creating a performance project inspired by and dedicated to Egleston Square. Their performance was based on information gathered through interviews, surveys, activities, mini-performance events, and physical exploration within the community. They did not alter existing spaces or communities through our explorations, but allow them to shine through.

  Laura Detwiler  is a theatre artist graduated from Boston University,

Laura Detwiler is a theatre artist graduated from Boston University,

  Stephanie Brownell  is an interdisciplinary artist and writer from Racine, Wisconsin.

Stephanie Brownell is an interdisciplinary artist and writer from Racine, Wisconsin.