This course explores the role of writing in performance practices not only confined to performing arts but also extended to everyday life activities. Depicting and generating performativity and theatricality of dramas and events, the compelling writing can move across different genres and disciplines to experiment and produce new modes of performance. Through writing, we examine to what extent (gender) self-expression can be understood as creative performance, how history and politics can be rethought as theatre, how public event and character are cast as high drama, as well as in what way theater may act as an ethos and substance of our life. The course also helps student learn the many creative processes and crafts that may fuel writing and performance that matters in order to spur them to recognize their latent writing / performative selves.


Writing (for) Performance