Establishing the conceptual and practical foundations of a new form of theatre for development: Theatre in conversations

Kauli, Jacqueline (2015) Establishing the conceptual and practical foundations of a new form of theatre for development: Theatre in conversations. PhD by Creative Works, Queensland University of Technology.

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Abstract

This research was developed between Australia and Papua New Guinea (PNG) over two years investigating ways in which theatre for development could be held accountable for the claims it makes especially in PNG.

The motivation to improve theatre for development (TfD) practice was triggered by the desire to enhance the democratic processes of collaboration and co–creativity often lacking in TfD activity in Papua New Guinea. Through creative practice as research and reflective processes, working with established and experienced local community theatre practitioners, a new form of theatre for development, Theatre in Conversations evolved. This form integrated three related genres of TfD including process drama, community theatre and community conversations. The suitability and impact of Theatre in Conversations was tested in three remote villages in PNG. Findings and outputs from the study have the potential to be used by theatre for development practitioners in other countries.

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ID Code: 84751
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Creative Works)
Supervisor: Haseman, Brad & Stock, Cheryl
Keywords: Theatre for development, applied theatre, process drama, community theatre, community engagement
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 10 Aug 2015 06:00
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 05:29

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