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RbT Presentations

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2022
Research-Based Theatre with George Belliveau, Tetsuro Shigematsu and Christina Cook

Research-Based Theatre (RbT) is a qualitative, arts-based methodology that invites researchers, artists, educators, and research participants to collectively translate and transform research phenomena into theatre. This approach makes use of applied drama and theatre strategies, and at its core rests on two commitments: to honour and ethically explore the research context, and to engage and commit to the art form of theatre. This session explores key aspects of RbT and the tension amid these dual commitments. In this unique online presentation, Dr. George Belliveau, Dr. Tetsuro Shigematsu, and Christina Cook offer an illustration of the nature of Research-Based Theatre, and then speak to the methodology they used to create it.

2021
RbT Online: A Conversation with Tetsuro Shigematsu, Scott Button, and Rzgar Hama

Dr. Tetsuro Shigematsu, Scott Button, and Rzgar Hama consider their experiences transitioning theatre pieces online over the past year and new possibilities for RbT.

Learning Together: An Exploration of Deaf and Hearing Teachers’ Pedagogy using RbT

Simangele Mabena shares 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: Dr. Susan Cox. 

Enthroned - An Online Performance

Enthroned (a compelling depiction of a woman’s journey), performed by Jenny MacDonald, directed by Joe Salvatore.

Enthroned, Post-Performance Conversation

The post-show conversation following Enthroned (a compelling depiction of a woman’s journey), performed by Jenny MacDonald, directed by Joe Salvatore. 

Massy Reads: Arts-based approaches to well-being education

A Public Humanities Hub Conversation with Dr. Derek Gladwin, Dr. George Belliveau, and Dr. Graham W. Lea A book launch series co-hosted by UBC-V Public Humanities and Massy Arts Society. This event is co-sponsored with UBC-V Language & Literacy Education and the UBC-O Centre for Mindful Engagement.

Creative Possibilities for Knowledge Mobilization Through Research-based Theatre

Open Circle Series: Creative Possibilities for Knowledge Mobilization: Introducing Research-Based Theatre to Empower Community Voices Presenters: Dr. George Belliveau, Christina Cook, and Dr. Tetsuro Shigematsu.