East 15 Acting School
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
02 September 2019
Requisites for this module
BA W496 Acting and Community Theatre
In this BA Hons Acting and Community Theatre Year 3 module students will concentrate on the application of theatre in specific social and cultural contexts: health care, work with socially-excluded groups, education, regeneration and evaluation.
Students will be encouraged to reflect on their experiences during their training and to prepare themselves for future professional and cultural challenges. A written rationale for a community theatre project will be developed, relating the project to its context, developing the language to clarify aims, objectives and outcomes.
- to reflect on training processes and professional preparation
- to articulate the differences between theatre as propaganda, education and empowerment
- to investigate contemporary community theatre projects with socially excluded groups
- to evaluative the effectiveness of community theatre
Students will be able to demonstrate ability to:
- Use research to develop understanding of theatre in a range of social and political contexts
- Present complex ideas and arguments clearly and coherently
- Use documentary evidence and texts to support arguments
- Understand the processes of evaluating the effectiveness of community theatre
- Employ effective use of a range of presentational techniques
- Design and execute an evaluation of the workshops/performance
- Apply creative and lateral thinking.
- Historical context and development of theatre in prisons and in health promotion
- Drama as therapy
- Inclusion, exclusion and access to theatre
- Contemporary case studies of community theatre projects with socially excluded groups, and theatre for well-being.
- Responding to Cultural and Social Policy
- The role of theatre in mobilising and clarifying opinion, action and reflection
- Theatre for Development
- The philosophy and value of community media: radio, television and web media
- Creative industries and economic regeneration
- The role of culture in community regeneration
- Evaluating the impact of community theatre projects
- Research on evaluative approaches and practices
- Development and execution of a project evaluation
Seminars and independent study.
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Kerrie Vanessa Schaefer
The University of Exeter
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.
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