TRAIN THE TRAINER – A FULL DAY WORKSHOP – ON 08 FEBRUARY 2020

TRAIN THE TRAINER – A FULL DAY WORKSHOP – ON 08 FEBRUARY 2020

Opening Doors is pleased to announce a full day of workshops on 08th February 2020 at Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta, encompassing music, dance and theatre and featuring some of the best practitioners, performers, researchers and academics in the field.

To book your place kindly email us on : openingdoorsmalta@gmail.com

WORKSHOP 4 – THEATRE & DISABILITY

 TIM WHEELERtim wheeler

 This day long train the trainer session will be facilitated by Tim Wheeler, a freelance theatre maker, consultant and lecturer. Tim has over 30 years’ experience setting up and running performing arts companies with adults with disabilities in the UK. He is currently engaged on a six-month retrospective impact study for British Council, examining its Disability Arts work in 46 countries. He is senior lecturer at University of Worcester, UK.

Workshop Outline

Theatre for Change

What changes would you like to make in your life?

This session will look into how we can use theatre as a way to rehearse change. By the end, you should have a clear idea of how to use theatre as a way to solve problems. Together we will create a session using theatre games and exercises to make change happen.

How do we develop work together, as equals?

This session will look at the PATH planning process and form the beginning of an annual series of training opportunities designed to develop practice through Action Research in Malta. By the end of the day, you will have practical experience of how to plan and develop a project in collaboration with participants with learning disabilities. You will also have time to reflect on managing unresolved issues within your professional practice.

 Suggested Readings

 Aesthetics of different approaches to making theatre with learning disabled artists:

 Hargrave, Matt (2015) Theatres of Learning Disability, Good, Bad, or Plain Ugly? (London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan)

  1. Calvert, Dave (2015) British Theatre Companies 1995 – 2014 (London, New Delhi, New York and Sydney: Bloomsbury Methuen) pp.127-153

Theatre of the Oppressed at Mind the Gap:

  1. Babbage, Frances (2004), Augusto Boal, (Oxon: Routledge)

This project has been funded by the Small Initiatives Support Scheme (SIS) managed by the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector (MCVS).

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