University of Derby MA Applied Theatre & Education students present

Applied Theatre symposium: An Exploration of Identity, Pedagogy and Creating Connection

Wed 15 Nov, 2023
Join us for the 4th Symposium platforming MA Applied Theatre & Education students research.

Using Practice as Research methodologies MA students will present work that illustrates diversity and innovation in the field. You will hear about a range of different and exciting approaches to working with young people in schools, and out of school contexts and community projects working with isolated older people.

Caroline Barth Creative Learning Director and Associate Professor Ava Hunt will host the afternoon contributing to debate, practice and reflecting on the impact of Derby Theatre’s Creative Learning Department.

Key Note Speaker: Fathe Begum

Working with Diversity: Creating Connection

Headshot of Fathe Begum

Fathe Begum will be discussing her 20 year career in arts and education as a Creative Producer and Drama Practitioner. Working with local and national organisations, she has delivered programmes of work to engage and increase participation from hard to reach and diverse participants. As a Bangladeshi she sees herself as a positive role model for young women who would not traditionally consider the arts sector as a career option. Fathe will present her approach to diversity and how to create connection in the communities that she works in.

“Theatre allows us to converse with our souls, to passionately pursue and discover ways of living with ourselves and with others.  We have no better way to work together, to learn about each other, to heal, and to grow.”

(Michael Rohd, 1998:140)