Event: Research Based Theatre Symposium (Sydney)

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Posted By: Rea Dennis
Status: Current
Date Posted: Thu, 2 Feb 2023

Hosted by the CREATE Centre at the University of Sydney, in collaboration with University of British Columbia Research-based Theatre Lab and in association with the School of Theatre and Performance Studies: a 2-day Symposium on Research-Based Theatre featuring national and international guests, presentations, workshops, and a performance of Empire of the Son by Canadian solo theatre artist Tetsuro Shigematsu.

Research-Based Theatre (RbT) is a qualitative, arts-based methodology that invites researchers, artists, educators, and research participants to collectively translate and transform research phenomena into theatre. This approach makes use of applied drama and theatre strategies, and at its core rests on two commitments: to honour and ethically explore the research context, and to engage and commit to the art form of theatre.

Explore a methodology that strives to enliven research, honouring subtilties and complexities while engaging researchers, participants, and audiences in critical and empathetic explorations within live and ephemeral spaces using a host of theatre-based approaches.