Jacob Moreno, a pioneer in the use of drama in psychotherapy, coined the term locus nascendi to describe the place where drama is born. It is a space poised between fiction and reality, the known and the unknown. Literally it translates as "a place of birth." In the Drama and Inquiry class, the locus nascendi emerged at the intersection between three domains of transacting with texts: reading, writing, and performing.
My project documented and investigated the pedagogical practices including classroom strategies, such as discussion formats, writing activities and theater exercises through which students enacted the three domains. In this website, I pay special attention to inciting scenes in which problematic issues were enacted in the classroom and the implications of these critical incidents for the over-all project.