Balancing the 'town and gown': the risky business of creating youth theatre in regional Queensland

McDonald, Janet (2006) Balancing the 'town and gown': the risky business of creating youth theatre in regional Queensland. International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 2 (2). pp. 6-13. ISSN 1833-4105

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[Abstract]: QUE Theatre Inc. is a new youth theatre company in the rural Queensland town of Toowoomba that was established in March 2003 through a specific outcome of a regional partnership among the state theatre company, Queensland Theatre Company, the Department of Theatre at the University of Southern Queensland and the Empire Theatre which began in 2001.

Although QUE Theatre Inc receives generous advisory and in kind support from all three industry professionals, it is QUE's relationship with a regional university (USQ) that has emerged as a key to the company's success.

The findings in this paper are a result of an audit of the programs and pedagogy at the heart of this regional youth theatre initiative.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author retains copyright.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Theatre
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2009 05:07
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: youth theatre, regional youth, regional arts
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190404 Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950105 The Performing Arts (incl. Theatre and Dance)

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