What happens when school theater programs address social topics?

12/16/2012 | Education Week

High-school theater programs that take on controversial social issues often find themselves facing pressure from school administrators or community members, resulting in scrapping or script changes, according to a new study. Education reporter Erik Robelen writes in this blog post that the study also found that one of the most frequently challenged but acclaimed plays for student theater programs is "The Laramie Project," based on the 1998 murder of a gay University of Wyoming student.

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