This module explores the research, development and performance of site-specific, issue-based and socio-political theatre. It explores citizenship, the interrelationship of performance environment, form and content, the notion of community- based media, satire and theatre for development.
Students will develop a performance in an identified community setting with local historical or social significance. The performance will draw on advanced technical resources in performance and production, and involve extended development and application of acting, voice, music and movement skills.
Students will explore theatre as propaganda, consultation and persuasion. Provocative texts designed to stimulate debate and interactive techniques designed to promote participation and enquiry may be used to illustrate this theatrical form. The role of theatre in development, regeneration and conflict resolution will be examined. Students will apply these approaches to research and development of a theatre performance.
Advanced techniques in recording and editing of video and audio documentary and performance will be applied to develop a project of contemporary community media. Technical skill in web design will be developed.