EDUC 756 - Applied Theatre: Performance of Hope

Course code
EDUC 756
Applied Theatre: Performance of Hope
Critical Studies in Education
Delivery modes
Weekly Lecture
Course director

Peter O'Connor

Course description

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.

Course overview

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.

Course Coordinators

Molly Mullen

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:

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