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Nadine Holdsworth's co-authored book The Ecologies of Amateur Theatre, has won the 2019 David Bradby TaPRA Award for outstanding research.
Pictured: The Ecologies of Amateur Theatre (Palgrave Macmillan 2018), WINNER OF THE DAVID BRADBURY AWARD 2019
Throughout 2019 Nadine Holdsworth was involved in a collaborative project with Coventry University and the homeless charity Coventry Cyrenians to investigate how arts methodologies, dramatic scenarios and gamification could be used to raise awareness and empathy in young people regarding homelessness. Based on ‘real-life’ stories, the resulting ‘Homeless Monopoly’ board-game aims to expose the multiple pathways into homelessness, the issues faced by homeless people and the support mechanisms available for those at risk of or experiencing homelessness. During the summer of 2019 the game was piloted with a number of groups including pupils from Cardinal Newman and service users of Coventry Cyrenians.
Theatre and Performance Studies are delighted to announce an event tied to the staging of Queens of Sheba at the Warwick Arts Centre.
Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Warwick are delighted to announce an event tied to the staging of Queens of Sheba at the Warwick Arts Centre
Staff will be joined by the director Jessica Kaliisa and performer Kokoma (Koko) Kwaku to discuss the origins of the show, how it evolved, the black female experience it addresses and its approach to language and staging.
Where: Warwick Arts Centre Theatre
When: Friday 15th November 3.30-4.45pm
Photographer: Ali Wright
“Homeless Monopoly” won joint first prize for a Game in Development at the European Conference of Game Based Learning in Denmark
“Homeless Monopoly” won joint first prize for a Game in Development at the European Conference of Game Based Learning in Denmark.
Homelesss Monopoly is a prototype board-game featuring real life testimonies and scenarios of homeless and ex-homeless people in the Coventry area. It has been developed by Nadine Holdsworth (Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Warwick)and Jacqueline Ann Calderwood (Disruptive Media Lab, Coventry University) with Coventry Cyrenians. The game has been piloted with local schools with the aim of raising awareness and encouraging empathy in young people towards issues faced by Coventry’s homeless and street sleepers.
Nadine Holdsworth's The Ecologies of Amateur Theatre, has won TaPRA’s 2019 David Bradby Award for outstanding research.
Nadine Holdsworth's co-authored book 'The Ecologies of Amateur Theatre' has won TaPRA’s 2019 David Bradby Award for outstanding research.
'The judges noted that Ecologies of Amateur Theatre offers a rigorous, engaging, overdue intervention into dominant presumptions - in theatre scholarship and professional theatre practice - about the ‘value’ of amateur theatre. This is a thoroughly researched, theoretically astute, critically vibrant and methodologically innovative approach to questions of cultural practice and theatre touching deeply on a range of issues of very broad interest, including craft, capital, feeling, temporality and much more. The monograph upends multiple presumptions and genuinely offers our field new and significant knowledge about a much-maligned sector. The authors research with feeling, which is refreshing and highly appropriative given the focus of the work: this is a valuably self-reflexive attempt to locate practices and objects of study without fixing either rigidly which offers an inspiring model to others. The engagement with those ‘studied’ is sensitive and respectful and the inclusion of journal entries brought the voices of the researchers, as well as the subjects of the research, into clear view'.