After a jam-packed 2017-18 season (67 performances reaching over 4,000 participants), the CRLT Players are excited to kick off the 2018-19 year at U-M with three orientation performances of 7 into 15 for faculty, graduate student instructors, and academic leaders.
This season, the Players expand their repertoire with the addition of Moving the Needle: a performance focused on sexual harassment in the academy. Together, audiences discuss strategies to anticipate and respond to occurrences of sexual harassment, and to make cultures that resist harassment in the first place. In addition to a full schedule of classic sketches (such as 7 into 15, Cuts, and Tenure Decisions), the Players are researching and developing a new performance concerning the experiences of first generation college students in higher education.
In every session, the CRLT Players continue to prompt reflection on topics like social identity, campus climate, and belonging, and to prepare audiences to create more inclusive spaces at the University of Michigan and beyond.