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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...

Over the Top

“Over The Top, is an ANZAC play that presents a theatrical insight into the lives of nine young people who enlisted in WW1 in 1915 and explores the effect on their families left behind. The...

Performance Highlights from IDIERI 9

The Attitudes “I try to explore in my body and voice difference modes of white resistance to challenges about power and privilege. The physicality of the showing is inspired by 18th century writings and interpretations...

Heads Held High – A Podcast

On Tuesday 3rd July 2018, delegates of the International Drama in Education Research Institute were treated to a performance of Heads Held High, a production by Black Friars that brought together 60 young leaders from 9 South Auckland schools...

Warren Linds: Weechi metuwe mitotan Playing Games of Presence with Indigenous Youth in Saskatchewan,...

This paper will explore the integration of theatrical play with a land based focus and how it contributes to supporting holistic wellbeing in Indigenous youth. I focus on ‘Games of Presence’ theatre games often...

Mary Ann Hunter: On wayfinding and a precarious politics of presence

Educators, artists, children, star-gazers. We/they/you trade in primacies of encounter and the arts of being present – to oneself, to others, and to belongings of practice, region, interest and culture. They/you/we revel in relationality, curiosity, affect, and...

Mahammad Hasnat and Janinka Greenwood: I am illiterate, they are educated; what can I...

This presentation uses mixed-media dramatic presentation to present data from a case study of rural parents’ engagement in education in Bangladesh. The data revealed not only a lack of engagement but also a major...

Sarah Woodland: Heterotopias in Performance: Participatory theatre in a women’s prison

Our Ancestors, Our History, Our Lost Culture was a devised performance given by women inside Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre in 2017. The performance dealt with the forced removal and institutionalization of Indigenous Australian children...

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...

Christian Leavesley and Alexandra Macalister-Bills: A familiar distance: converged theatre making in regional Victorian...

Does distance from major cultural centres necessarily imply a dearth of theatre experiences for regional and rural young people? This paper will explore Arena Theatre Company’s long-term commitment to visiting three schools in regional...