Course Detail: THEA - Readers' Theater
There are no costumes, makeup, special lighting, or movement. For the audience it is like listening to a story on the radio. Like radio drama, much is left to the listener's imagination. Some call Readers' Theater, "theater of the mind."

The Medical Readers' Theater program is sponsored by the Department of Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies at ECU's Brody School of Medicine, the ECU College of Nursing, College of Allied Health Sciences Department of Physician Assistant Studies, and the Department of Student Involvement & Leadership. Performances are short plays or short stories that focus on timely medical issues. Following each performance, an ECU faculty coordinator moderates a discussion between the cast and the audience. This discussion provides an arena for examining personal values and assumptions relating to ethical and social issues in medicine.

 Session Detail:  LLPTHEAF18 (seats remaining)
Schedule: This class will meet on 10/18/18.
Times: 06:00pm - 08:00pm
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This semester, students from Brody School of Medicine and the College of Nursing at ECU will present "Imelda," a Readers' Theater performance and discussion of this dramatic story by surgeon/writer Richard Selzer, dealing with issues of truth-telling, professional loyalty, futility, and the nature of medical practice.

Instructors
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Todd Savitt
Todd Savitt
Biography: Medical Readers' Theater coordinator, Todd Savitt, PhD, is a historian of medicine who has taught in medical humanities programs at the University of Florida and East Carolina University since 1976. His research is primarily in the area of African-American medical history. Dr. Savitt has led discussions and served as coordinator of the ECU Medical Readers' Theater Program since its beginning in 1988. Many of the Readers' Theater scripts used in our performances have been published in Todd L. Savitt, ed., Medical Readers' Theater: A Guide and Scripts. No image available

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College of Nursing, Health Science Building Room 1150
600 Moye Blvd
Greenville, NC 27834
College of Nursing, Health Science Building Room 1150