Performance, Ação e Teatro com Jovens

Conveners: Roxanne Schroeder-Arce, Megan Alrutz & Stephani Etheridge Woodson
Conceived by: Sonja Kuftinec & Stephani Etheridge Woodson

For this work group, we invite participants to examine alternative work models that view young people as critical agents that reflect on their own practices. We also invite participants to address the possibilities and limits of the artistic practices of young people. The work group welcomes the submission of scholarly texts, evaluative case study documentaries, and performance projects that investigate practices relevant to our topic, or suggest new forms of participation.


Roxanne Schroeder-Arce is Assistant Professor of Theatre Education at the University of Texas Department of Theatre and Dance. Aside from her teaching, Schroeder-Arce is a scholar, director, performer, and playwright. Her bilingual plays have been presented to children and youth in theatres around the United States. Her plays are published by Anchorage Press Plays, now Dramatic Publishing.

Megan Alrutz is Assistant Professor of Applied Theatre and Community Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research and practice focus on applied theatre and digital storytelling with an emphasis on critical performance pedagogies, activism, and youth. She currently co-directs the 171 Performing Justice Project (PJP) at UT, an applied performance and media program for young people.


Tereza Barbosa
Heather Hermant
Kelly McKay
Andrew Wiginton