This course provides an overview of the historical, theoretical and practical elements of Theatre by for and with youth. Over the course of the semester students will be introduced to the history and current theory informing youth theatre and work with, by and for young audiences. This course will provide the student with a great deal of hands-on experiences with creative dramatics, Drama in Education (DIE), Process Drama, Theatre in Education (TIE), storytelling, storybook theatre as well as play building and production with and for youth. Students will view, critique and design performances with by and for youth. This class is designed to result in the students' engaging with a practical experience facilitating drama with youth in an educational environment. The students will select the form or combination of forms of creative dramatics for an appropriate age group and design of a new play for youth to be mounted and toured the following semester.