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Alchemists at Work

Alchemists at work


This web location is aimed at students, practitioners and academics alike, seeking to provide an insight into theatre practice in applied and community contexts. The site includes practical examples of artists' work and ideas, giving access to approaches as a learning resource to support teaching strategies for applied theatre.

Chris Johnston defines theatre practitioners operating in community contexts as a ‘hybrid of artist, organiser and teacher…trying to work a certain alchemy in unlikely situations’

Source: Johnston, C. 2010 House of Games: Making theatre from everyday life. London: Nick Hern Books.

Kay Hepplewhite has developed strategies to use video as a reflective tool with students in building their critical analysis of applied theatre practitioner skills. Read more here: Teaching and Learning projects using video as a reflective tool


Alchemists at Work eventAlchemists at Work: Applied Theatre Practitioners Event 

20 June 2012

The Alchemists at Work day event at York St John University marked the start of a learning resource for applied theatre practitioners and students.

The Alchemists at Work day brought together artists, students and lecturers for presentations and workshops exploring the qualities and actions of applied theatre practitioners. 

Some of the contributions and video of the event are documented here »

Applied Theatre Practitioner Reflective Dialogues are documented here »