A network for practitioners in Brisbane who want to pass the BATN of applied theatre between themselves and among the community.
LINKS (submit new links to the administrator)
Applied Theatre Projects through Griffith Uni - projects run with involvement of students/lecturers at the uni, but there is the potential for outside involvement...
Brisbane Playback Theatre - Playback Theatre is a unique improvisional theatre with no script. The material for the performance comes from the audience. Assisted by the conductor, who holds a performance, people in the audience share moments and stories from their lives, which are then immediately re-enacted or "played back" spontaneously by a troupe of usually four actors and a muscian.
Backbone Youth Arts - run workshops with young people in theatre, a youth arts festival and also generally have one or two community projects on the boil.
Red Thread stories - uses stories and theatre as a means of community engagement
The Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble - has facilitated 4 prison projects ('06, '09, '10, '11) using Theatre of the Oppressed methods and Shakespeare performance. QSE offers occasional TO training to the public including a regular week-long intensive training.
EDGE Improv performs regularly and gives public classes in basic and 'long-form' improvisation, including Harold-style performance
Other Australia-based organisations
Community Development Queensland - not specifically theatre, but the network for those doing community work.
Third Way Theatre - Melbourne
Milk Crate Theatre in Sydney - does theatre with homeless and disadvantaged people, attached to Darlinghurst Theatre company.
Big hART - do community arts projects all over Australia.
Ngapartji Ngapartji in Alice Springs - a theatre and a traditional language preservation project with the traditional owners of the area.
Crossroad Arts in Mackay - does theatre with diverse communities
Women's Circus in Melb - again not specifically theatre but they have some great models to look at about creating performance with 'non-professional performers'
Urban Theatre Project in Sydney - does a number of community partnership shows
International Applied Theatre organisations:
International Theatre of the Oppressed Organisation - the link to all the stuff steming out of Augusto Boal's work.
IDEA - an international Drama/Theatre and Education Association
In Place of War - documents projects from around the world that create theatre in place of war.
ARROW - Using art as a resource for reconciliation all over the world.
Theatre for a Change - works in Africa (but from UK) theatre about HIV prevention
National Association of Youth Theatres (NAYT) - shows Youth Theatre companies all over the UK. A resource for UK.
Future Trust - a European charity supporting the use of arts with young people to alievate conflict.
Makhampom Community Theatre in Thailand
Fallen Leaves Theatre Company
Headlines Theatre in Canada - inspired by Boal's adapted to become "theatre for living"
Stage Left Productions Calgary, Canada - a TO registered trainer and do lots of work with people with a disability.
Geese Theatre in the UK - does work in prisons
Cardboard Citizens and Exeter Forum Theatre in the UK - theatre with homeless young people
Contact - UK, Manchester, theatre with young people
Wolf and Water - UK, work with a range of groups
Oval House Theatre - in London, has a strong arts education arm doing work with refugees and school dropouts
PAN Intercultural Arts - UK based, arts for social change
Clean Break - UK, theatre with womyn who've been through the criminal justice system.
The Lawnmovers Independent Theatre Co - in UK, specialise in theatre with people who have learning disabilities.
Banner Theatre Company - UK, one of Britain's longest established community theatre companies
People's Palace - Uk, about art that makes a difference in people's lives (strong links with Brazil
Theatre Fforwm Cymru in Wales - use Theatre of the Oppressed techniques with a range of communities
Bournemouth TIE - UK, a theatre company that goes into schools that is part of the local Bournemouth city council.
Graeae Theatre - in London, theatre with/by people with disabilities
Immediate Theatre - in London, uses drama as a tool for social engagement
arepp: Theatre for Life - South African company that use theatre to educate about HIV/AIDS
Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed - Canada, run international conference yealy.
CAT in New York - Applied theatre with schools.
Centre for Theatre of the Oppressed and Applied Theatre Arts, LA - Los Angeles, they hold free workshops
Fringe Benefits - Los Angeles, US based company that does applied theatre with schools and communities.
Mantle of the Expert - an international group focusing on this drama technique.
Forum Theatre Dvds (available to get via the network)
The Applied Improvisation Network is a great resource for lots of stuff including the business-ey side of applied impro
Creative Resources for Coexistance and Reconcilliation
Drama tool - an international network that has conferences listed and links to more arts orgs
British Council's list of companies using theatre (and other art forms) with communities. also there is a schools arts connecting site lonsas
Understanding all the conferences...
dramaticengagement - Another ning network for drama educators interested in sharing ideas, research, methodologies and projects about the concept of 'engagement'
Intercultural dialouge through the arts and culture
creative drama - list of some drama games
Kadmus Arts - lists international festivals
Journals related to applied theatre work
IDEA Journal: Applied Theatre Researcher
RiDE: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance.
Music and Arts in Action (MAiA) - obviously has a broader than theatre/drama focus