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BDBA 6650 - Collaborative Process Through the Lens of Theatre Making

Type d'enseignement : Workshop

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English


Participants are required to read Anton Chekhov's Cherry Orchard prior to day one of the course.

Course Description

The theatre is one of the ultimate models of the collaborative process, however most enterprises in the 21st century requires some level of collaboration whether in the classroom or workplace. This course will be a laboratory examining the dynamics of collaboration – how it works, when it works, when it doesn't work – through the lens of theatre and the theatrical formats of improvisation, games and composition. Using theatrical models students will dissect group dynamics and critically examine social and political structures through weekly collaborative laboratories. Students will build practical skills in communication, cooperation, critical thinking and observation, while examining the nature of collaboration and the challenges faced in different aspects of teamwork.


HANUKAI, Simon A. (Co-Artistic Director)

Course validation

Students will be graded on three elements: writing assignments (including journal), participation and final project. As the course final, students are required to participate in a 10-15 minute original work created in collaboration by small teams.

Required reading

Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov (preferably translated by Paul Schmidt)