Students came together into groups of five to six for a lesson called “Human Tableau.” Dr. Bogad gave a title to describe their tableau then each group had to form a human representation to match the title. The group could not speak to collaborate; each student would individually pose and then the next would add on to the tableau until the group came together into an image. Titles included “Family”, “UC Davis”, and “America” – all of which proved to be thought-provoking. Often the tableaus were quite cohesive, showing that the students were able to understand each other’s intentions and add their own perspectives.
Read Experiencing the Drama of Politics, Culture, and Self Through Theatre for more about this experiential class.