Research Participants - Theatre Artists have your say!
There is an opportunity for theatre artists to contribute to a doctoral research project with the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland on August 20th, 2022.
Participants will take part in a three-hour workshop to be held in Auckland and work collaboratively with fellow artists who have a passion for theatre for social change.
The workshop is a chance to reflect on your craft as a creative theatre practitioner, learning more about how and why we create theatre for social change. Participants will form a community group and lead the development of a new performance work "The Scaffold". The collective will engage with one another and two professional actors to help workshop the new play and may engage in improvisation, scene construction, poetry, song, dance, reflective discussion, drawing etc. During these activities participants will reflect on their own creative practice and will collaborate with other participants. The material generated from these workshops will inform the final script of "The Scaffold", to be examined as part of the doctoral research at a later date
The research calls for a diverse range of practitioners from community/professional theatre communities, as well as training and education sectors relating to the performing arts. There is a focus on theatre artists who relate their work to theatre for social change. Due to ethical requirements this is an unpaid opportunity. Lunch will be provided for all participants.