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Students from the 2023 Performance for Community Engagement Course
Nii Armah Sowah, Beth Osnes, upper right, and students

This online resource, the Community Performance Toolbox, features the contributions of Performance and Community Engagement students at the University of Colorado, Boulder. This repository of performance-based activities, exercises, and games is an Open Educational Resource (OER). It is offered freely to anyone anywhere using performance-based methods for community engagement. It has material for both “in person” and “video conference” classes or gatherings. We also welcome your contributions to this collection and your feedback. This resource is overseen by and also contributed to by  Nii Armah Sowah, Senior Instructor in Theatre & Dance, and Beth Osnes, Professor in Theatre & Dance, who co-taught the Performance for Community Engagement course. They were expertly guided and supported while developing this project by the Arts & Sciences Support for Education Through Technology (ASSETT) team at CU, especially Amanda McAndrew, Sara Myers, and Alexis Block. This project that publishes student-generated content was developed as a part of ASSETT’s Innovative Incubator (2019-2022), through the Collective to Advance Multimodal Participatory Publishing (CAMPP) sub-group. The Community Performance Toolbox is designed to prioritize democratic learning and sharing of knowledge and creative work through methods that promote equity, access, and that work to decolonize the academy.