Working with a Theorist

Now that the new course has started there is a focus on students being able to research and apply the methodologies of a theatre theorist. This blog will focus on what I have been doing with my students in class to prepare them for the old and the new course. We have looked briefly at August Boal, as a lead in to ensemble work, visual awareness, communication through a vehicle beyond language, and are now working in depth on Peter ...

Recommendations for teachers PPP

The Practical Performance Proposal - top tips & advice Below are the key points from the Subject Report that you can find on the OCC, but I have also added my own pointers to help you. The range and suitability of work Make sure that the students understand that it is ‘A PROPSAL FOR PERFORMANCE BASED ON A PRESCRIBED STIMULUS’. (p4, Subject Report) Always check WORD COUNTS for pitches and rationales.  The STIMULI for the exam session relevant to you is posted ...

Applied and Critiqued

When I was talking to my students last week about their work in IB Theatre one thing became apparent: They were not really aware when they were putting theory into practice. They knew they were learning things and that were were always doing things in class that were connected with TIM, TIW or TIP, but I realised that they were unclear about when they were 'applying research'. We then talked about all areas of the course in preparation for their TPPP ...