The Research-based Theatre Lab promotes theatre as research and collaborative initiatives between researchers, artists, and community members.

Explore a recent special issue in Qualitative Inquiry on ethics and Research-based Theatre (RbT), edited by Research-based Theatre Lab scholars Susan Cox, Marilys Guillemin, Jennica Nichols, and Monica Prendergast.  

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Images and Media from Past Events

  • March 14, 2019

    Dark Secrets

    Dark Secrets is part of a research project being led by the UBC School of Social Work that focuses on student to student abuse in Canada's Residential School System. 

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  • May 6, 2022

    Using RbT with D/deaf and hearing teachers

    Simangele Mabena will share a work-in-progress based on the exploration of D/deaf and hearing teachers’ roles and pedagogy in teaching South African Sign Language using RbT, while navigating her role as a researcher. Session Chair: Susan Cox.

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  • Rock the Boat Poster
    November 8, 2019

    Rock The Boat

    Don’t Rock the Boat began as a live theatre workshop focusing on wellbeing issues that arise within the context of graduate student supervisory relationships.

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