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ACP323 - Out of the Box: Theatre in Alternative Contexts

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Louise Morris


One of ACP279, ACP205 or ACP206



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour Seminar per week


The unit explores the ways in which performance and theatre are cultural practices that offer a range of opportunities for students to develop creative projects with alternative audiences and to work outside traditional performance venues, often within instant spaces. The unit acknowledges the interdisciplinary nature of theatre and performance practices when social concepts such as inclusivity, participation, and civic engagement are key features. Contemporary practices and theory associated with applied and socially engaged performance are explored through case studies from around the world. Students examine the means of performance to address issues such as identity, emplacement, conflict and introduces students to practice that focuses on specific audiences: drama and disability, theatre for young people, theatre in prisons, theatre and war, theatre in education, drama in education, and the application of performance techniques for education, training and development. Theory and practice relating to ethics, facilitation, reflective practice, and bespoke project planning is also covered. Students will work in teams to design and delivery a performance, event or performance-based program for specific audience.


Group task: Project brief, 20%, 800 words equivalent

Practical Project, 60%, 2400 words or equivalent

Critical evaluation of major project, 20%, 800 words equivalent

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