Collection of Engaged Learning

Title

Lifted

Contributor(s)

Dr. Gretchen Smith

Publication Date

4-15-2014

Abstract

'Lifted' is a play inspired by and written during my time in Addis Abeba, Ethiopa, where I worked with children at the Artists for Charity Institute for a month in July-August of 2013. Rather than focus on my experiences in a linear narrative, I wrote something like a poem in theatrical structure; a direct response to the internal churning about of my soul and thinking that occurred because of the culture shock, the love I was introduced to and the beautiful people I met during my stay. The notion of family was redefined for me and I came out of the experience with a new goal as an artist: to create art that inspires, to create art for social awareness. I wrote everyday for an hour and finished the play two days before heading back to America. 'Lifted' was produced in a workshop production, directed by Joshua Kumler at SMU Meadows 'b450.'

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Engaged Learning 2014

Extent

37 pages

Format

.pdf

Rights

The files in this collection are protected by copyright law. No commercial reproduction or distribution of these files is permitted without the written permission of Southern Methodist University, Cox Business School. These files may be freely used for educational purposes, provided they are not altered in any way, and Southern Methodist University is cited. For more information, contact ncds@smu.edu.

Language

English

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