BIOL 6513: (Play)writing and Medicine

Faculty Adviser: 
Deborah Salem Smith

Creating theater and practicing medicine are both deeply human endeavors.  Both fields confront real bodies in a specific space and time; both fields transform partial narratives and dialogue into new, crafter narratives that inform, empower, and heal others.  By bringing together two communities - Brown medical students and Brown/Trinity M.F.A. Actors - this course will explore how the tools of theater can make better doctors and how the skills and perspectives of medicine can make better artists.