performing impact

work in progress

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

site/space/place: where and when does community arts happen?

We find ourselves at a time when ‘site-specific theatre’ has rarely had greater currency. The ‘immersive’ theatre experiences of companies like Punchdrunk sell out runs within minutes of being advertised … Continue reading

August 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

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