Front and Center: Images of Women in Theatre and Film

Discovery Core Experience: VLPA Course

Front and Center: Women in theatre bannerB CORE 117 

60-Second Syllabus: Front and Center: Images of Women in Theatre and FilmVisual and Literary Arts Icon

About This Course: 

How are women represented in dramatic literature? To investigate this question, we will begin with Ancient Greek theatre and continue to explore, discuss, and theatrically represent images of women in theatre and film. Using a feminist theory lens, we will look at several plays, watch film clips, and research on the female experience both on and off the stage. We will have the opportunity to identify and discuss your observations of today's women on the stage and in the media. This course will include active in-class discussions, acting and movement exercises, and performance work. Students will also participate in a community-based learning project to further their research process and connect them as a partner to the Seattle theatre community.

Professor Deborah Hathaway (She/Her/Hers)

Headshot of Deborah HathawayAbout Professor Hathaway: 

  • B.A. Theatre, Musical Theatre, University of Southern California
  • M.A. Educational Theatre in Colleges and Communities, New York University



"I believe the skills we learn in theater can be directly applied to all aspects of life outside the classroom and the stage.  Even if the final career goal is not one in theater, I challenge each student to find his or her own meaningful connection to the work." -Professor Hathaway