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Tegan Arazny (Facilitator & Documenter)

Tegan Arazny (Facilitator & Documenter)
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Tegan is a strong advocate for the development of Theatre and the Arts in community settings and has been involved with numerous Applied Theatre programmes throughout her professional training and experience. Tegan graduated with a Master of Arts with Distinction in Applied Theatre from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. She has professional experience in Community Performance that engages young people in contemporary social issues. Tegan has also collaborated and performed with award-winning theatre company PuppetSoup to deliver puppetry workshops and tour their new bilingual show, ‘Arthur the Bear King’, to rural and socially deprived areas of Wales. Tegan is currently working with The Blue Datto Foundation as a Project Coordinator to expand and develop their interactive road safety education program to young people and communities throughout New South Wales, Australia.

Roundtable on Drama Education, Climate, and the Environment

A roundtable on an environmental theme at IDIERI 2018, convened by Molly Mullen. https://youtu.be/GJqq1lb2j_w Molly Mullen is a Senior Lecturer in applied theatre at the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education and Social Work, Aotearoa New...

Eva Österlind: Drama Workshop on Sustainability – could the context confuse the content?

Previous research on Education for Sustainable Development, ESD, reveals that many young people associate environmental problems with feelings of helplessness, guilt and insecurity. Therefore, new ways of teaching that gives students an opportunity to...

Exploring Techniques and Practices from the IDIERI 9 Workshops (Part 4)

Delegates at the 9th International Drama in Education Research Institute were treated to an abundance of exciting and engaging practical workshops during the 7-day event. To give you a flavour of what was on offer, the Dialogue team...

Elizabeth Anderson and Marsha Finlay: But that’s not right, is it Miss? Colonisation and...

This paper tells of collaborative research in which two primary school teachers designed drama work to help their students navigate challenging journeys. From safe New Zealand classrooms, students used drama to look at the...

Wendy Mages: Theatre-in-Education, Language, and Perspective Taking in Early Childhood Education

At the nexus of three disciplines— educational theatre and drama, language development, and cognitive development—this mixed-methods study investigates the effect of a preschool theatre-in-education (TIE) program on the perspective-taking and emergent literacy skills of...

Robyn Ewing and John Nicholas Saunders: Bridging the literacy-arts divide in Australian primary education:...

In neo-liberal times the distance between traditional understandings of literacy and the Arts has lengthened dramatically. A partnership between Australia’s largest theatre company and Australia’s oldest university has developed, School Drama, a co-mentoring teacher...

Leny Woolsey: The Distance of Hierarchy

Hierarchy Noun A system in which members of an organization or society are ranked according to relative status or authority. Synonyms pecking order, ranking, grading, ladder, social order, class system Hierarchy takes three forms;...

Madge Hair: Writing on Gumbaynggirr Country for Co-Created Theatre as Decolonising Practice

This presentation analyses the challenges and processes of cocreating pieces of musical theatre inspired by and responding to storylines from Gumbaynggirr country, mid-north coast, New South Wales. The central question posed by the presenter’s...

Alexandra Lodge: Script-Down Script Development: Deaf Gain and Physical Dramaturgy in Aotearoa

This paper will discuss the development of my creative practice of Takitoru Dramaturgy. The practice originated in my doctoral research: the development of a trilingual play script for Te Reo Māori, New Zealand Sign...

Deanna Borland-Sentinella: Navigating the Distance to Desired Futures

Arundhati Roy says “another world is not only possible … on quiet days I can hear her breathing” … but is a distant echo enough for people to feel enabled to create change when...