2012 – Higher Education

Collaborative Projects within Higher Education

In 2012, we focussed on collaborative models between Higher Education institutions and the Theatre for Young People sector. Theatre makers and academics from across the country met on 13 June to experience live performance, presentations and provocation sessions that explored diversity, artform development and how engagement can change practice.

This included How High? developed by Rose Bruford College to tour to primary schools in the London Borough of Bexley; a presentation of Challenging Place by Dr Sally Mackey, Deputy Dean of Studies, Central School of Speech & Drama outlining findings from a 3-year HEFCE funded research project exploring young people’s experience of and relationship with place, including the significance of virtual place; and an opportunity to see Half Moon’s co-production with Rose Bruford College, Scrub a Dub, a bath-time themed adventure for 3-6s that had grown out of the application of Half Moon’s Exchange for Change methodology whilst working with final year acting, musical theatre, design, scenic and prop construction, stage management and lighting students.

The day ended with a provocation led by Dr Martin Welton, Senior Lecturer in Performance, Queen Mary University of London and a Trustee of Half Moon that explored if the relationship between the HE sector and TYP industry can ever be equal.

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Production Photo from Scrub a Dub.

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As a way of disseminating practice and sparking further discussion:click here to view the day on Storify.