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Chris Blois-Brooke (Founder & Director)

Chris Blois-Brooke (Founder & Director)
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An Applied Theatre Practitioner with experience in international Drama Education, Community Theatre and Theatre for Development, Chris’ ongoing research interests centre around the documentation of Community Performance practice for the purposes of monitoring & evaluation, advocacy and training. Recent projects include facilitating participatory documentation of Community Circus, Dance, Theatre and Storytelling practice in Ethiopia, South Africa and Zambia, documenting large conferences around the world, as well as conducting Impact Assessment studies for organisations in the UK and USA. His other work includes Arts-based Curriculum Development consultancy, as well as authoring other Evaluative Research projects.

Hayley Linthwaite, Lydia Collins, and Arte Artemiou: Imagine A Day Project

Lydia Collins, and Arte Artemiou navigate three different contexts of the Imagine A Day Project (IADP). The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) invited an International Changemaker inititaive from the University of...

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....

Book Launch at IDIERI 9

The 2nd day of the 9th International Drama in Education Research Institute saw an evening book launch at the official event pub, The Leaky Boat. The book launch event was supported by RiDE: The...

IDIERI 9: Day 4 Twitter Roundup

Day 4 of IDIERI 9 was a particularly busy one - with panels, papers, and panels aplenty. There was also an Emerging Scholars Panel, as well as Postgraduate Roundtables, and it was lovely to see...

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...

Monica Prendergast and Robyn Shenfield Bouchard: From theatre to performance studies: Collaborating on curriculum...

The implementation of a performance studies curriculum in secondary schools presents opportunities and barriers. Following from a federally-funded curriculum development project--that led to the publication of an Open Source ebook, "Web of Performance: An...

Graham Lea: Theatre and veterans: Healing through art-making

This workshop performance shares an example of performed research, where researchers in counseling and applied theatre in Vancouver, Canada collaborated with military veterans to produce the play Contact!Unload. Developed through a series of theatre-based...

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...

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...