Applied Drama and Democratic Practice Workshop
Saturday, September 12, 2020, 10am-12pm PT
How are applied drama (socially-engage theatre/theatre of the oppressed/etc) and democracy linked? In this two-hour seminar, I will share a bit of my research that describes how democracy and applied drama interact, historically and ideologically. Following the short research presentation, the seminar will turn to a more workshop-based approach in which everyone will be invited to engage and talk about democratic elements at work in their own practice, as well as to identify specific practices that deepen and strengthen democracy and reflect upon how that practice can be expanded to create more space for inclusion, equity, dialogue, diversity (this includes diversity of how individuals identify as well as of opinion), and capacity for empathy.
Courtney Helen Grile is a theatre practitioner and PhD Candidate in the Department of Drama at Trinity College Dublin. She holds a BFA in Media & Performing Arts from the Savannah College of Art & Design, an MFA in Theatre (emphasis in Theatre for Young Audiences) from the University of Central Florida. She has worked in the United States and Ireland as an administrator,adjunct instructor, teaching artist, performer,facilitator, and director.Her passion is for using applied theatre and drama techniques to work in community settings. To date, she has taken her work inside juvenile detention centers, primary and secondary schools, orphanages, facilities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, city/town community centers, and after school centers for young people in under-served communities. She was proud to be on Fuse’s first project team for the Docktown Project in 2017!
Limited to 15 participants
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Fee: Pay-what-you-will (Donation)
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