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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 promotes Young People’s expression and engagement through Puppetry and Theatre practices. As well as collaborating and performing with ERTH Visual & Physical Inc and Welsh theatre company PuppetSoup, she has co-directed and worked alongside Shop Front Arts Co-Op Junior Ensemble of 8-14-year old’s to create the original devised production, The Unknown. Tegan is currently working as Teaching Artist for Sydney Theatre Company’s ‘School Drama’. This is a Teachers Professional Development Program designed to improve teaching and learning by modelling the use of drama-based strategies with quality children's literature.

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...

Nicola Pauling: When Distance Lives next door; using applied theatre to strengthen complex social...

Wellington City’s 5000 social housing tenants live in medium and high-density housing communities. Cultural diversity amongst this population is high, including significant numbers of migrants and former refugees, while English as a first language,...

Jan Cohen-Cruz – Notes from an Autumn Gardener: Reflections on Theater and Distance

Two photographs bookend my talk. The first, an 8×10 inch “head shot,” which actors staple to their resume and leave with casting agents, was taken when I was 18 years old. It’s as close...

The Inspiring Work of Magnet Theatre

In May and June 2017, members of the Dialogue team were lucky enough to spend time with the wonderful Magnet Theatre in Cape Town. Magnet Theatre is an independent South African physical theatre company that...

A Braai at Magnet Theatre

Magnet Theatre's Full-Time Training and Job Creation Programme is a 2-year programme for “youth who for one reason or another struggle to be absorbed into the training at the University”. The programme aims “to bridge the divide...

The Faces of Magnet Theatre

In June 2017, Tegan Arazny and Myrto Papoulia were lucky enough to meet with alumni of Magnet Theatre's Full-Time Training and Job Creation Programme. This is a 2-year programme for “youth who for one reason or another struggle to...

Thando Doni Discusses His Career

TD: My name is Thando, surname Doni. I studied the training programme in 2008 and finished 2010. I’m a Theatre maker now. I’m more into directing but I also do a bit of acting as...

Speaking with Mfundo Zono

MF: My name is Mfundo, and my surname is Zono. I’m from Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth. I first studied at Magnet since 2014 and then I finished in 2015. In 2016, I applied for...

Lwanda Sindaphi Reflects

LS: My name is Lwanda Sindaphi. I’m from Delft. I am artistic director of Lingua Franca Spoken Word Movement. I graduated in Magnet Theatre in 2013. LS: I’ve been doing a lot of things ...