Applied theatre describes a range of performance practices that address significant social issues. Students will engage with practical approaches to applying theatre in diverse community contexts. Building on an historical overview of applied theatre, students will critically consider political, ethical, aesthetic and pedagogic problems and possibilities inherent to theatre practices that actively contribute to social change.
This course is for theatre makers, artists, educators, social workers, youth workers and others interested in ways to explore issues with groups and communities using theatre and performance.
This course will enable you to develop an informed participatory theatre practice and equip you to take a critical perspective on that practice and the work of others in this field. You will do this by:
• Engaging with practical approaches to participatory theatre and performance in community and institutional contexts.
• Building a historical overview of this area of practice in Aotearoa New Zealand and Internationally.
• Critically considering key political, ethical, artistic and pedagogic issues.
Currently scheduled classes
2021 Epsom (Semester 2): On campus weekly lectures on Mondays, 4.30pm-7.30pm.
Take this course
This course can be taken as a taught course in the following programmes:
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Theory
- Postgraduate Diploma in Education
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education
- Postgraduate Certificate in Social and Community Leadership
- Bachelor of Arts in Education (Honours)
- Master of Arts in Education
- Bachelor of Education (Teaching) (Honours)
- Master of Counselling
- Master of Social and Community Leadership
- Master of Education
- Master of Professional Studies in Education
- Master of Educational Leadership