Art is a Free Voice?

Gunhild Bjørnsgård led a timely and relevant debate on whether we really have a free voice while creating Art. The discussion explored why Art is important to oneself and to society and...

Our House – A Photo Essay

Our House is a co-production between Ishyo Arts Centre (Kigali, Rwanda) and Helios Theatre (Hamm, Germany). It was directed by Barbara Kolling and Carole Karemera. Each story is told visually and figuratively through the words, questions, movements...

Whiteout: Audience Responses

Described as a piece which "gives resonance to the complexities of bi-racial relationships", Barrowland Ballet's production of Whiteout (choreographed by Natasha Gilmore), exploded onto the stage with distorted music and movement. The Dancers began the performance clouded in...

A Look into Patrice Balbina’s World

The following podcast (6 minutes) explores the collaboratively devised, multi-lingual piece, Patrice Balbina’s Chance Encounter with the End of the World, from the varied perspectives of the Director (Fraser Corfield), some of the Cast...

Sharing Stories in SEN Contexts

Carpe Diem School provides for “Physical-, learning- and intellectually impaired learners between the ages of 6 and 18 years, that cannot be accommodated in mainstream education.” Based in George (South Africa), and serving young...

Education and theatres: innovation, outreach and success

The panel will critically consider the intersection between theatre companies and their work in various communities. While many theatre companies have a long and proud tradition of outreach in the community, there has been little critical and academic attention directed to...

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,...

Simon Dennan: Babylon by Boal

Bob Marley visited the Pacific in 1979 with the Babylon by Bus tour. His influence, through his music, is still felt throughout Oceania as local musicians and audiences have adopted Reggae as an Oceanian...
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Fiona McDonagh and Dorothy Morrissey: Using Theatre to Trouble Gender with Young Children

A Paper by Fiona McDonagh and Dorothy Morrissey, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick (Ireland)Presented at the Conference of the International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network (ITYARN), part of the...
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Sitting Down with Sintija Kirsone & Anke Leen Ledda Mikk – Faces of the...

Anke Leen Ledda Mikk is currently a final year student at Tallinn European School (Estonia). Since she was young, she has always been interested and involved with Theatre, learning the Art from...