As this module includes communication and collaboration with theatre groups of different countries (Canada, United Kingdom, Taiwan, India, Columbia), students need to be able to write, read and speak english.
After the successful completion of this module, the students are expected to be able to:
a) create Documentary Theatre Performances.
b) know techniques and genres of Documentary Theatre, such as Verbatim Theatre, Oral History Theatre, Ethnodrama, etc.
c) acknowledge the research function of the Documentary Theatre and Ethnodrama and use their possibilities in artistic creation and in social inquiry.
d) use theatre as a method of critical perception and critical response to public speech and performance.
f) use art as a medium of social intervention in public space.
Course Content (Syllabus)
This module explores the ways in which students as citizens and artists perceive and interact with the public space, as a social and natural space that accommodates a range of socio-cultural perfromances. In this context, theatre functions both as an artistic creation and as a method of social interpretation and intervention of the public sphere and of the students' perceptions and attitudes. For this reason, Documentary Theatre is chosen in order to place participants themselves at the center of their own social realities: throughout the sessions students are invited to participate in interviews and answer to each other questions concerning their realities, their aims and dreams, their communities and their environments. Afterwards, the students in roles of researchers - creators of ethnodramatic performances gather the selected data in order to the create their own theatrical performance that represents them, by the means and methods of documentary theatre. The performance will be shared with students of different countries (Canada, UK, India, Taiwan, Columbia) and students will have the opportunity to see the performances that the other groups of students created. From this perspective, students will have the opportunity to participate in an intercultural and international dialogue (both theatrical and social) with young people from all around the world.
Applied Theatre, Dcumentary Theatre, Ethnodrama, Digital Performance