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5 years ago

Dear Mr Cash,
I am Hoi-fai Wu, the Artistic Director of Pants Theatre Production, (www.pants.org.hk) a professional Hong Kong theatre company receiving the yearly grant of Hong Kong Arts Development Council. Documentary theatre is one of my company’s major foci. I am planning to come to Australia in the beginning of December 2018 to research on the latest development of documentary theatre there. May I ask if documentary/verbatim theatre an individual school course in Australia? Reading your blog, I felt that it’s not a compulsory module in the drama course but when I read Paul Brown’s book “Verbatim Theatre”, it seems that there is an official syllabus of documentary theatre in Australian secondary school courses.
Look forward to your reply.

Jordan
5 years ago

This is a great conversation. Very helpful. I’m teaching IB MYP Drama, and these ideas are fantastic. Thank you!

Joanna Lambert
6 years ago

Thanks for this article!! Very helpful. I especially appreciate your list of criteria for a successful performance. I’m planning on introducing docudrama for the first time and am wondering… is 5 weeks enough time for a project like this?

Joanna Lambert
Reply to  Justin Cash
6 years ago

Hmm… thanks for responding to me! I’m new to teaching a senior level class. Any suggestions of a smaller docudrama/verbatim performance that I can undertake in a 5 week timeline? I want to try this form of theatre but recognize I’m limited by time…

Joanna Lambert
Reply to  Justin Cash
6 years ago

Wonderful! Thanks for your feedback. I’m going to try it on Monday.

Josh
Reply to  Justin Cash
5 years ago

Thank you so much

Harton Mwanza
7 years ago

What’s the format for a documentary drama script and is it possible to adapt it for television?

Emma
11 years ago

Very relevant and useful response. Documentary and verbatim are indeed engaging and worthwhile for our students in Drama. Love to read stories of success in the classroom!

Megan Hancock
12 years ago

I am currently on my teaching internship and am teaching Verbatim Theatre to year 10 Drama students. Just wanted to say thank you for the tips – it is hard to find good information on Verbatim on the net!

Megan