performing impact

work in progress

is enjoyment a criteria for evaluation?

One issue which came up unexpectedly but informatively at the Performing Impact workshop was that of “enjoyment”. Whilst discussing the ways in which the focus of evaluation might be directed … Continue reading

October 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

questions of representation

Closely related to the issue of recognition, which we have outlined on this blog, is the question of representation. Where recognition deals with the ways in which people may see … Continue reading

September 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

the performance and the ‘audience’

Building from the definition we offered of community theatre as “theatre made by, and intended for, members of a community”, there are questions to be raised about the dynamic between … Continue reading

September 9, 2012 · 1 Comment

is ‘recognition’ a useful idea for community theatre?

We have observed and documented the ways in which community members make decisions during conversations with community theatre practitioners about how much they should say about their lives, how much … Continue reading

September 9, 2012 · 1 Comment

community memory

Memory studies has been a potent strand of work in a number of academic disciplines ranging across the arts and social sciences of late. It is worth pausing to consider … Continue reading

August 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

what is ‘community theatre’?

We might define community theatre as theatre made by and intended for, members of a community. Of course the ways it is made, and the ways the community have input, … Continue reading

August 9, 2012 · 4 Comments

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