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TH2711 - Live Performance Writing

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Creative Arts

This subject introduces the student to the specifics of writing for the stage as a creative art and to the language of theatre. It provides students with an understanding of performance writing. Students will participate in a series of writing exercises that will lead to the creation of a monologue and/or two hander. Students will also work with selected texts and have their work read by actors.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop the basic skills of writing for theatre;
  • experience applying the techniques learned towards the realisation of a performance text;
  • explore the dimensions of stage craft and theatricalisation.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to use and interpret different media.


Cairns, Study Period 6, Limited
Census Date 21-Jun-2012
Face to face teaching (Classes run June 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 2-4pm. There are five face-to-face workshops (10hrs) and up to six Skype sessions (2&3 July, 9&10 July, 16&17 July)..)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Robyn Glade-Wright
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours tutorials
  • 5 hours - Individual skype consultations
Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (10%); drafting process (10%), performance text (30%) (40%); essays (20%); writing tasks (30%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.