|Semester 2, 2022 Toowoomba On-campus|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Creative Arts|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 2|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||30 June 2022|
Examiner: David Burton
Enrolment is not permitted in THT1003 if THE1003 has been previously completed.
Community theatre is an important vehicle for collective storytelling, global perspectives, political dialogue, and providing an inclusive voice for marginalized groups. As emerging and future theatre makers, teachers, directors, actors and community workers, students will need to have a grasp of fundamental issues about the social and political value of theatre as a pedagogical and community-building form. This course provides foundational skills in workshop development and community capacity building.
This course focuses on a range of historical and recently developed theories and methodologies with a community theatre and critical pedagogic relevance; this includes a range of Indigenous and diverse cultural perspectives. These theories and methodologies are foundational to student development in the study of theatre and as emerging theatre makers.
Students will investigate the structures and working applications of a range of political and cultural activities including a comprehensive introduction to Augusto Boal and the Theatre of the Oppressed. It will include a collaborative community theatre project with a USQ-based or local group.
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- apply critical and cultural literacies used in community generated performance material and based on a range of historical, contemporary, and international models;
- build a repository of games and activities that can be applied in a range of theatrical, pedagogical and community circumstances
- develop strategies for community capacity building using theatrical methodologies;
- collaboratively plan and deliver workshops exploring Boalian principles and for delivery with relevant community groups
- apply foundational skills in critical practice and critical reflection
|1.||Community Theatre History and the Political: Contesting Definitions, Addressing Absences (Indigenous and diverse perspectives)||10.00|
|2.||The Theatre of the Oppressed: Introduction to Augusto Boal||10.00|
|3.||Applying Boalian Forms: Image Theatre and Workshop Development||20.00|
|4.||Applying Boalian Forms: Forum Theatre||20.00|
|5.||Theatre and Community Capacity Building||10.00|
|6.||Collaborative Community Theatre Project||30.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
Student workload expectations
To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.
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