Reporting: Monessa Guilfoil
The idea for ‘Living Newspaper’ as an art form came about through the Federal Theatre Project of the 1930s as a way to take social issues, research them and dramatize them through songs, scenes and monologues using fictional characters. The idea was to show a personal side of an issue in order to raise awareness about it.
ETC will present a new ‘Living Newspaper’ for today’s audience. This play opens on March 23rd and runs for three weeks, three nights per week at the St. Andrews Center. The cast and writers chose topics to cover and wrote the script for the show. Theatre Professor from Chattanooga State’s Professional Actors’ Training Program Jeff Parker directs this ‘Living Newspaper’.
Listen to the story with Jeff Parker: