|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 :||26 May 2022|
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.