Transforming Theatre Ensemble
Transforming Theatre Ensemble (TTE) uses theatrical sketches to provide an interactive learning experience that engages faculty, staff, student, and community audiences in collaborative problem solving. Using a variety of theatrical formats followed by interactive discussions led by a skilled facilitator, TTE encourages reflection and analysis of problematic attitudes and behaviors, as a first step toward transformation.
TTE performances teach audiences to:
- articulate the benefit of diversity and inclusion at MSU
- recognize biased behaviors, attitudes, and communication, whether they are overt, covert, inplicit, or unconscious
- identify practices that are exclusive and tactics for making them inclusive
- act as an agent of change in creationg a more inclusive campus culture
A few of the themes TTE addresses include:
- discrimination, harassment, and bullying
- gender roles
- workplace conduct
- mentoring across differences
- giving productive feedback
- cultural competence in healthcare
- bias in university processes, such as undergraduate advising, hiring, mentoring, and the tenure process
- getting the most out of your study abroad experience
Request a Performance
TTE performances can be arranged as independent programs or as part of a workshop, institute, or retreat. To schedule a consultation, complete a Transforming Theatre Consultation Request form, or contact the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives at 517-353-4563.
TTE is based on Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed.