Too Bloody Right: Inquiry into task-based devising in a student collaborative creation

Daniel Aubin (Director)

Research output: Non-textual outputs, including Creative WorksCreative Works - Live Performance

Abstract

This original 60-minute theatre show is a pastiche of genres (circus, theatre, storytelling and live music) that explores the theme of human rights through task-based devising. It was performed to an audience of 200 at the Ponton Theatre, Bathurst. Students worked with creative-tasks assigned by the director as the starting point for devising in an effort to further understand the affect of various collaborative approaches in a company. Heddon & Milling (2006, p. 3) describe 'devising' as a mode of work in which no script, neither a written play-text nor a performance score, exists prior to the work's creation by the company. From this definition we asked, 'What happens if we start from tasks combined with the creative talents of the performance company to develop content'? This work explores the collaborative, devising process and, from the perspective of a director, facilitating the creation of new combinations of circus, theatre, storytelling and live music informed by the definitions of Heddon & Milling (2006). 
Devising Performance: A critical history. New York: Palgrave Macmillian
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCSU Bathurst, Ponton Theatre
PublisherCSU - School of Communication and Creative Industries
Media of outputCraft
SizeDirector 60 min production, Ponton Theatre, Bathurst
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventToo Bloody Right: Inquiry into task-based devising in a student collaborative creation -
Duration: 09 Aug 201211 Aug 2012

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