Applied Drama: A Facilitator’s Handbook for Working in by Monica Prendergast, Juliana Saxton

By Monica Prendergast, Juliana Saxton

A significant other to Intellect’s award-winning Applied Theatre: foreign Case experiences and demanding situations for perform, Applied Drama fulfills the necessity for an introductory guide for facilitators and instructing artists operating in group settings via dramatic technique, drawing at the most sensible practices to move into the various settings in which utilized drama initiatives take place. Crafted to be used in faculties, study rooms, neighborhood teams, healthcare corporations, and all demeanour of social associations, this booklet aids practitioners to strengthen and hone the talents had to most sensible serve the desires of those diversified communities.


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Let’s come back to sitting together in our circle. Who would like to share some of the thoughts and ideas that came up as you walked and talked? What did we see in this last activity that told you more about how we work together in drama? ] The first workshop may end here. If there is an opportunity for participants to bring in resources to do with circles (images, books, songs, poems, objects, fairy tales, myths, and so on) these materials may be helpful for the second session, but are not mandatory.

Master” versus “servant”: Contradictions in drama and theatre education. Journal of Aesthetic Education, 39(4), 31–39. This article provides a lot of useful thinking around the tension between the aesthetics of the art form of drama/theatre and the instrumental concerns of carrying out drama/theatre projects in extratheatrical settings. 24 Section One Entering the Process What happens when we move from being ourselves to becoming others in an “as-if ” fictionalized context such as drama and theatre?

Our times are getting faster and faster. Turn to the person next to you and talk about what in life we can associate with this activity? What sorts of things that you know or can think of work in these ways? Let’s share some of those ideas. [People may talk about heartbeats, electricity, time, gossip, etc. Sometimes someone may surprise you and you may not quite understand what has been said. Acknowledge that response and say “Hmm… that’s very interesting. ”] Right, now here’s the challenge. I’m going to squeeze both of my hands at the same time and let’s see what happens.

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