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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...

Q&A with Gaenor Stoate, Lucy Lott, Moe Gregorzewski, Eva Göksel, and Martha Lamont

https://youtu.be/mTRuTi_7msI Gaenor Stoate is a teaching fellow at the University of Waikato, lecturing in the Faculty of Education on secondary drama curriculum papers and also in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences where she teaches...

Moe Gregorzewski: Interventions of Otherness? Developing a Critical Transcultural Pedagogy through Applied Theatre

I will explore how postcolonial perspectives on culture and migration can inform the development of a process drama-based Applied Theatre practice that encourages social responsibility and critical citizenship amongst young people. Developing such pedagogical...

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...

Exploring Techniques and Practices from the IDIERI 9 Workshops (Part 1)

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...

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...

Kelly Freebody: Distance through critique: Moving beyond the ‘common-sense’ of drama for social change

This paper urges us to use a critical lens to distance ourselves from common-sense understandings of what we do and why. It unpacks key logics in our field – including participation, community, social justice,...

Michael Finneran: Distance and tyranny: Understanding drama, democracy & politics

Drama claims a unique relationship with democracy, politics and citizenship. We assert it as our birthright: borne from the ancient Greeks to Brecht; from Boal to Dario Fo. How sustainable is the claim? How...

Robin Pascoe and Peter Wright: Representation and authenticity in drama research

The ways that research is shared is often reductive, pseudo-scientific and may be missing the richness of lived experience. While experience is always embodied as researchers we work to be less removed from the...