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Dialogue Theatre Module

The module is also a resource for all theatre practitioners and facilitators seeking creative tools to engage communities, clients, peers, and colleagues in addressing challenging issues and conflicts. Dialogue Theatre is a powerful method to unpack those difficult conversations we are increasingly facing in various facets of contemporary life.

 

The module starts with a series of inclusive discussions, tableaux exercises, and small group improvisations to create the conflict scenario. Then the focus is on character development, exploring and expanding the diverse voices of the protagonists, as they become the vehicles for dialogue. The devising process draws together the character development and the conflict scenario, creating a narrative story, as the stimulus of the dialogue. Finally, audiences enter the process, participating in The Dialogue, as the actors, in character, engage with the audience members to unpack the issues exposed on stage.

The Dialogue Theatre Module will be available for purchase in April 2024.

 

The Module will be available for purchase in 3 forms:

  • full module

  • by series

  • by exercise 

Module Contents

INTRODUCTION

Module Introduction

Preparing a Project

Preparing a Workshop


A. CONFLICT SERIES

Introduction

Warmup - Push & Pull

Identifying the Issue

Monument

Conflict Pair

Dilemma

Conflict Trio

Moving Image

Identifying Voices

Conflict Image

B. CHARACTER SERIES

Introduction

Character Cards

Dialogue Line

20 Questions

Character Walk & Talk

36 Hours

Character Hot Seat

Power Hand

Friend & Enemy


C. DEVISING SERIES

Introduction

Debate Devising

Devising Circle

Levels of Tension

Rise Up

Emotion Circle

5-Image Storyboard

Devise & Rehearse

Table & Chairs

Needs & Fears


D. DIALOGUE SERIES

Introduction

Dialogue Preparation

Mod Role

Dialogue Play

Open Dialogue

Hot Seat

Chat Circle

Stage Debate

Missing Voice

Dialogue Line

Closing

Debrief

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