DRAM8040 - Theatre in the Community 1

Title:Theatre in the Community 1
Long Title:Theatre in the Community 1
Module Code:DRAM8040
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Drama
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Deirdre Collins
Module Description: The philosophy and practice of community theatre.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 identify a suitable approach and implement the processes involved in setting up a community project
LO2 identify and discuss key practitioners in the field of community drama
LO3 build a resource of material and methods to use in community drama
LO4 demonstrate a clear understanding of health and safety matters when working in the community
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

12953 DRAM7001 Applied Theatre
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Drama in the community
Exploring the potential of drama for the transformation and expression of community identity.
Community, Politics and Creativity
Studying the works of community oriented theatre groups and practitioners: including Welfare State, Piscator, Joan Littlewood, Schechner and Boal
Tailoring your material for the client
Assessment methods and planning and delivering appropriate material for your client group.
Health and Safety Matters
Introduction to health and safety issues
Introducing games, devising techniques and materials appropriate to community drama.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay Written assignment on a chosen practitioner and their impact on theatre in the community 2,3 30.0 Week 9
Practical/Skills Evaluation Teach and facilitate peers 2,3 50.0 Every Week
Presentation Presentation on a chosen aspect of community drama 1,2,3,4 20.0 Every Week
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Experiential study of theory and practice 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Required reading and assignment preparation 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Hahlo, R. & Reynolds P. 2000, Dramatic Events: How to Run a Successful Workshop, Faber & faber London [ISBN: 0-571-19161-4]
  • Oddey, A. 2003, Devising Theatre, Routledge London [ISBN: 0-415-04899-0]
  • Schechner, R. 1976, Ritual, Play, and Performance: Readings in the Social Sciences/Theatre, Seabury Press New York [ISBN: 0816492859]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Juliana Saxton & Monica Prendergast 2013, Applied Drama: A Facilitator's Handbook for Working in Community, University of Chicago Press [ISBN: 1841507407]
  • Stephani Ethridge Woodson 2015, Theatre for Youth Third Space, 2015 Ed., Intellect [ISBN: 1783205318]
  • Barker, C. 1996, Theatre Games, Methuen London [ISBN: 09-1048-926]
  • Boal, A. 2003, Theatre of the Oppressed, Pluto Press London [ISBN: 0-930453-49-6]
  • Jennings, S. 1973, Remedial Drama, Adam & Charles Black London [ISBN: 0-7136-2232-6]
  • Johnstone, K. 1987, Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre, Methuen London [ISBN: 0-413-46430]
  • Poulter, C 1987, Playing the Game, Macmillan [ISBN: 0-333-40385-1]
  • Emma Brodzinski 2010, Theatre in Health and Care, AIAA [ISBN: 140399708X]
  • Richard Boon, Jake Plastow 2006, Theatre and Empowerment: Community Drama on the World Stage, Cambridge University Press [ISBN: 052152045Z]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GTHDR_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theatre and Drama Studies 5 Elective