Collective residencies / Research based Theatre, Pedagogy, Diversity / Olot


From Monday, 20 March 2023 to Monday, 27 March 2023


George Belliveau is Professor of Theatre Education in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia, Canada. For the last two decades his scholarship has focused on research-based theatre, where with a team of artists and researchers he has co-developed plays based on funded research projects. His latest co-edited book with G. W. Lea ‘Contact!Unload: Research-based theatre with military veterans’ (2020) explores a project with military veterans, artists and counselors. The play and adaptations of it have been performed over 40 times to audiences across Canada, UK, and Australia. Another recent book project with Lea ‘Research-based Theatre: An Artistic Methodology’ (2016) explores a variety of international projects that use theatre to examine critical social issues. He is a trained actor (Stanislavsky approach & Lecoq), and has participated in over 100 theatre productions as an actor, director, or playwright. He was inducted into the College of the Royal Society of Canada (2017).


As a group of Theatre Educators, a collaborative objective for our week together in Olot is to explore research projects that integrate the aesthetics and artistry of theatre into pedagogical, scholarly, and community-based settings. We will discuss theatre-based projects that address current social issues and how these creative initiatives effectively foster rich dialogue and potential positive changes. With other colleagues I will co-edit a special journal issue that gathers all the voices of the participants from our FABER-Olot residency on the topic of Research-based Theatre.

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