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Theatre Studies > Community engagement

What opportunities are there for students to engage with the community internationally as well as in the UK?

direct access to the local community

Community Theatre Page (Year 2):

  • "The Theatre in the Community module provides an exploration of theoretical and practical strategies that are currently in evidence within contemporary community theatre practice"
  • "In the final part of the module, the students get to plan, devise and perform a performance or series of workshops within a community context in the Coventry or Staffordshire area"
  • "Specific Theatre in the Community Assessment Criteria:"
  1. Your ability to identify and execute the appropriate practical skills, techniques, performance vocabularies and working methods needed to conceive and realise a piece of creative practice for an identified target audience existing within a community context.
  2. Your understanding of and engagement with key political or social philosophies that have informed community theatre practice.
  3. Your ability to identify and discuss the theoretical and practical strategies that are currently in evidence within contemporary community theatre practice"

direct access to practitioners

Aspects of Practice 08-09 :

  • "Through tutor-led workshops, seminar discussions, presentations and workshops with artists, this module will introduce you to several approaches to contemporary practice"

Hip Hop Theatre and Performance:

  • "Aspects of Practice"

Performance and Text (Year 2):

  • "This module proceeds under ‘laboratory’ circumstances. Alongside seminars, essay writing and workshops or extended projects run by professional practitioners, students are involved in sustained and intensive practical group work focusing on, and experimenting with, the dynamics of live performance. Practioners typically studied might include Samuel Beckett, John Cage, Forced Entertainment, Peter Handke, Robert Wilson, Heiner Müller, lone twin, The Wooster Group, Pina Bausch, DV8, Franko B, Orlan and Goat Island"

Writing for Performance (Year 2):

  • "As part of the module, students will also have the opportunity to meet renowned playwrights and screen writers through guest sessions. So far authors such as David Edgar and Andrew Davies gave workshops to students in this module. Similar guest workshops have been planed for the next academic year and will be announced early in the Fall term"

theatre visits

Staging Shakespeare:

  • "There will be four to six theatre visits. These form an integral part of the course and attendance on these visits is required"