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Ben Waters is political adviser and consultant in the UK and Australia advising senior politicians on a variety of policy and political issues. Ben has worked in a variety of project, policy and political roles for Australian and British politicians and not-for-profit organisations. Ben has an interest in the link between drama theory and political activism, particularly Boal's techniques using theatre as means of promoting social and political change. Ben has a degree in Politics and History from the University of Adelaide and has a keen interest in Australian and British national politics as well as international development and refugee issues.

Chris Blois-Brooke: Documenting ‘Otherness’: The Tyrannical Construction of Knowledge about Theatre for Development?

With Applied Theatre practitioners continuing to work in disparate corners of the world, the documentation of practice is important to allow ideas to travel and be exchanged across borders. Whilst the documents may be...

Rachael Jacobs, Robyn Ewing, Juliana M. Saxton and Carole Miller: Embracing tyrannies?: Critical moments...

Assessment is often thought to be the enemy of creativity, with its tyrannical hold over teaching and learning, and its friends ‘quality assurance’ and ‘accountability’. Yet in educational spaces, drama assessment must take place....

The Y-Connect Project: Using Arts partnerships and pedagogies to create connections and expand horizons

This panel reports on findings from the Y-Connect project, a three-year collaboration between researchers from Griffith University, the staff and students of a culturally diverse Brisbane state high school, several arts organisations and a...

New free e-book by Monica Prendergast and Will Weigler: Web of Performance: An Ensemble...

Dr. Monica Prendergast is an Associate Professor of Drama/Theatre Education, Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Victoria. Her research interests include drama-based curriculum and pedagogy, applied drama/theatre, and arts-based research. Monica’s books...

Traversing Tectonics: Alternative Pedagogies as Connexions and Conduits to Understanding

Addressing IDIERI 9’s theme of ‘the Tyranny of Distance’, specifically the aesthetics and politics of distance, this panel considers emerging approaches to drama pedagogies as a means of recovering distance in its metaphorical understanding. Examining modes from...

Documenting the Documenters

The 19th ASSITEJ World Congress and International Theatre Festival for Children and Young People, held in Cape Town from16th – 27th May 2017, was a tremendous success for all involved. Together, the six dedicated and...