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Research Participants - Theatre Artists have your say!

Job details

University of Auckland
17 Aug 2022
Work type
Volunteer, Expressions of interest
Work classification
Performing Arts


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. 

How to apply

How to apply: Please email doctoral candidate Kat Thomas to highlight your interest in participating. 


You will then be emailed a Participant Information Sheet and an Expression of Interest for you to read, complete and email back. You will receive a confirmation email of your submission and will be contacted by email to confirm your participation in the study.


If you have any further questions please email


Contact details: Kat Thomas

Doctoral Candidate

University of Auckland: Faculty of Education

Critical Studies in Education: Critical Research Unit in Applied Theatre

Approved by the University of Auckland Human Participants Ethics Committee on 15th July 2020 for three years. Reference Number: 024224

Written by

Kat Thomas

5 Aug 2022