‘Argue with us!’: audience co-creation through post-performance discussions.

Heim, Caroline Louise (2012) ‘Argue with us!’: audience co-creation through post-performance discussions. New Theatre Quarterly, 28(May), pp. 189-197.

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In this article Caroline Heim explores an avenue for the audience's contribution to the theatrical event that has emerged as increasingly important over the past decade: postperformance discussions. With the exception of theatres that actively encourage argument such as the Staatstheater Stuttgart, most extant audience discussions in Western mainstream theatres privilege the voice of the theatre expert. Caroline Heim presents case studies of post-performance discussions held after performances of Anne of the Thousand Days and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? which trialled a new model of audience co-creation. An audience text which informs the theatrical event was created, and a new role, that of audience critic, established in the process.

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ID Code: 50446
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Audience, Reception, Co-creation, Post-performance Discussions, Theatre
DOI: 10.1017/S0266464X12000279
ISSN: 1474-0613
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Drama Theatre and Performance Studies (190404)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Deposited On: 21 May 2012 00:29
Last Modified: 22 May 2013 19:49

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