Applied theatre solo performance: “Acting Alone” – artist led research exploring boundaries of performer / audience relationships
AffiliationUniversity of Derby
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AbstractActing Alone is a solo performance based on seven years of artistic and creative research into the theatrical conventions used within Applied Theatre practice. Hunt’s solo performance research challenges the theatrical form, raises questions and provokes debate through the use of immersive conventions. Acting Alone toured extensively throughout the UK at festivals, theatre venues, in schools and colleges. The piece performed to a wide range of self-selecting audiences – age, class, religion, gender and cultural identity. Verbatim experiences of ordinary Palestinian people where told against documentary accounts of historical and autobiographical stories woven together to provide counter arguments against racist discourse. This applied theatre practice challenged the theatrical boundaries of performer/audience relationships through subtle moments of participation finishing with an invitation to make a difference.
CitationHunt, A. (2016) 'Applied Theatre Solo Performance: “Acting Alone” – Artist Led Research Exploring Boundaries of Performer/Audience Relationships', Presented and Performed at the Forum on Educational Theatre, NYU Steinhardt, 21-24 April.