17 Dec Remote Theatre
January 14 th, 11:30 – 12:30 local time Bucharest, Romania
With theatres and arts-centres closed during the pandemic, performing remotely became the only way in which storytellers and actors worldwide could share their art with an audience. But remote theatre (RT) as an art form predates the pandemic.
It has its roots in the UN schools in Gaza, where it was developed by English teachers to help their students use English in meaningful ways. In this workshop we’ll tease out the features of RT and explore a form of RT called “Our story, your story”, which converts the stories of the participants into remote plays.
Nick Bilbrough is a teacher and teacher-trainer who has worked in Africa, the Middle East, South America and Europe. With an MA in Drama in Education, Nick is particularly interested in the role of drama and storytelling in second language learning. He authored “Dialogue Activities”, “Stories Alive” and “Doing Remote Theatre”, and is now devoting all his energy to the Hands Up charity he set up, providing learning opportunities for young Palestinians.
Remote Theatre – Nick Bilbrough, 14 Jan