Instructor: Deborah Baer Mozes, Founding Director of Theatre Ariel
Theatre has always been a forum to ignite social discourse and dialogue. It takes audiences on a journey to discover more about humanity, to see "others." Playwrights put up a mirror and ask us to see our society, challenging us to make a change. We will read scenes from classic and contemporary plays examining various social issues such as poverty, women's rights, racism, class, and anti-Semitism. As the playwright Arthur Miller said "The mission of the theatre, after all, is to change, to raise the consciousness of people to their human possibilities."