Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST):
Learn about art-making. Learn to harness community power. Collaborate with teams of people from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. Become aware of yourself as a listener, and listen with qualities of presence that elicit difficult-to-tell stories. Identify sources of resilience.
Become a CAST minor. Learn about the projects of CAST minors who have come before.
Anna Cass '21 - Project: "Voices of Comedy" - the production of a multi event program that brought standup comics from diverse backgrounds together for a show and workshops at Brandeis.
Rasheed Peters '20 - Project: "At the Heart of it All" - a video and monologue reflecting on Rasheed's work as a storyteller.
Haia R'nana Bchiri '20 - Project: "Comfort: Food" - a book of poetry and recipes paired with a senior thesis about mother-daughter relationships and the role of theatre in the Western family structure.
Zoë Rose '20 - Project: "Zoë Rose Spills Her Guts" - a one-woman show about exploring identity.
Aviva Davis '21 - Project: hosting of monthly Zoom conversations featuring a different Jewish creator of color each month to shine a much needed spotlight on the diversity of the Jewish community and to combat the microaggressions Jews of color face in their daily lives.
The interdisciplinary program in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST) condemns white supremacy, anti-Black violence, police brutality, the school-to-prison pipeline, and the many additional everyday violences against Black people through which individuals, groups, and institutions in the United States perpetuate the legacy of slavery and benefit from doing so. Read more.
Words of Survivors: Cambodian Genocide
View the culminating project of students in the Introduction to Creativity, the Arts and Social Transformation class in the Fall semester of 2020: Words of Survivors: Cambodian Genocide.