This module introduces students to an understanding of Applied Theatre (AT). It follows four themes: definitions and debates of AT, Theatre for social change in South Africa, Theatre of the oppressed and Locations of Applied Theatre. These include theatre in educational setting and Prison Theatre. The course has clear synergies between theory and practice with students being given opportunity to create short participatory plays to be staged on campus as well as to learn through action in workshops.
This course is broken up into three sections that negotiate the politics of physical performance and dance both from a local and African perspective and