The Applied Theatre Artist: Responsivity and Expertise in Practice

Hepplewhite, Kay (2020) The Applied Theatre Artist: Responsivity and Expertise in Practice. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. ISBN 9783030472689, 9783030472672, 9783030472702

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This book analyses the work of applied theatre practitioners using a new framework of ‘responsivity’ to make visible their unique expertise. In-depth investigation of practice combines with theorisation to provide a fresh view of the work of artists and facilitators. Case studies are drawn from community contexts: with women, mental health service users, refugees, adults with a learning disability, older people in care, and young people in school. Common skills and qualities are given a vocabulary to help define applied theatre work, such as awareness, anticipation, adaptation, attunement, and responsiveness.

The Applied Theatre Artist is of scholarly, practical, and educational interest. The book offers detailed analysis of how skilled theatre artists make in-action decisions within socially engaged participatory projects. Rich description of in-session activity reveals what workshop facilitators actually do and how they think, offering a rare focus in applied theatre.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Theatre in Education, Activism, Disability, Aging, Mental health, Socially-engaged, Intersubjectivity, Dialogue, Aesthetics, Ethics, Empathy, Applied theatre
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2020 10:48
Last Modified: 21 May 2021 07:59

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