School of English and Drama

Making Contemporary Theatre

Module code: DRA220

Credits: 30.0
Semester: SEM2

  • Semester 2: Monday 2 pm - 6 pm

Contact: Dr Margaret Inchley
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module examines processes, techniques and modes of expression used by contemporary theatre-makers to create a variety of forms. We examine how the performance-making processes of significant practitioners function analytically, creatively, and practically. We consider how practitioners strategically deploy methodologies, conventions and techniques to produce particular outcomes. We consider how process is informed by content, genre, mode of representation, theatrical convention, and ideological and cultural context. We learn methods of workshopping and performing that can create stimulating and engaging theatre. Theatre-makers examined may include DV8 Physical Theatre, the Wooster Group, Forced Entertainment, Goat Island, Robert Lepage's Ex Machina, Societas Raffaello Sanzio, Complicite, Grid Iron, and Station House Opera.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 50.0% Practical, 50.0% Coursework
Level: 5