Award-wining playwright and theatre-maker, Steve Pirie, explores Epic Theatre within a contemporary context in La Boite’s brand-new workshop.
To provide you with tools to teach your students on creating theatre for social comment in the 21st Century, Pirie draws comparisons between historical works of Brecht and case studies of contemporary work that utilise Epic conventions.
This professional development opportunity will provide foundational knowledge for Unit Three: Challenge, before devising Dramatic Concepts with your class.
The following content will be addressed in the workshop:
- Theatre for Social Comment in the 21st Century
- Brecht and Verfremdungseffekt
- Identifying Epic Conventions in Modern Media
- Devising Dramatic Concepts