- Degree Program Information
- Field Trips
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Tentative Dates: July 21 - August 10, 2014
Since 1973, the program in Educational Theatre has offered its students unique study abroad opportunities for concentrated study and daily field participation in the uses of applied theatre. The summer program in Ireland is designed for teachers, teaching artists, university students, recreational leaders, language and speech arts specialists, theatre directors, actors, integrated arts educators, and community leaders.
The word “audience” can refer to many different groups or communities: children in a classroom, patrons in a theatre, spectators on a street. How do we, as practitioners, engage an audience with our work in the theatre and in the drama classroom? How do we, as artists and educators, make theatre accessible to a variety of populations, regardless of past experience with the art form? How do we facilitate the creation of original theatrical work with populations unfamiliar with the art form? How do we function as both artists and educators in these kinds of environments?
Participants in this course encounter various approaches that help to answer these questions through experiences with Ireland’s finest drama practitioners and theatre artists, with affiliations through Upstate Theatre and the Samuel Beckett Centre at Trinity College in Dublin. Skills that are explored include facilitation, devising, and playwriting/adaptation, along with approaches to using dramatic activities to create context for theatre work. Experiences include lectures and demonstrations, attendance at plays and performances, visits to cultural sites throughout Dublin where community-engaged work takes place, and the creation of original theatre works to be shared at the Samuel Beckett Centre.
6 Points. Offered through Educational Theatre
NYU Graduate Students: Students from all NYU schools are encouraged to apply.
NYU Undergraduates: Qualified upper-level undergraduates (seniors with 96+ earned credits only) with related course work may be considered and will require approval from the faculty director as well as their advisor.
Non-NYU Students: Qualified graduate students from other Universities are encouraged to apply. Please refer to the directions for "Non-NYU Students" on the "How To Apply" page.
*Note to All Applicants: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion.
Candidates may earn 6 points during this summer session and apply them to the M.A. or Ph.D. degree in the Program in Educational Theatre.
1. Students in the MA-EDTED (English and Theatre) or EDTA (Theatre) program should meet with their adviser to discuss how study abroad fits into the program.
2. Students in the MA-EDTC program can complete the degree in three consecutive summers but should check with their adviser.
Note: Students currently enrolled at NYU do not need to reapply. Instead, please submit an Approval Form for Currently Matriculated Students to ensure proper registration.
MPAET-GE.2979, Creating Meaning Through Community Drama (3 credits)
MPAET-GE. 2400, Seminar in Applied Theatre (3 credits)
Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion
2013 program participant Emily Tinawi reflects on her experiece - read more here!
To review a student blog fom the 2010 course on Theatre Practices in San Juan, Puerto Rico by Jonathan Jones, NYU Steinhardt Graduate Fellow and doctoral student in the program in Educational Theatre, please read the blog here.
To review a sample course syllabus please click on the link below.
Joe Salvatore, Program in Educational Theatre, New York University
Read Joe's blog at http://joesalvatore.com/blog/?cat=187
Declan Gorman, playwright and director, former artistic director of Upstate Theatre
Jonathan Harden, actor and former faculty member at Queens University-Belfast
Jenny McDonald, drama practitioner and community-engaged theatre practitioner
Sharon Murphy, coordinator, Abbey Centennial Project, Dublin
Cecily O’Neill, international authority–DIE; freelance drama consultant based in London
Joanna Parkes, leading Irish drama practitioner
Brian Singleton, School of Drama, Trinity College, Dublin
Philip Taylor, director, Program in Educational Theatre, New York University
Students will stay in shared accomodations on the campus of Trinity College.
Group accomodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.
Students visit professional educational theatre companies, the Abbey, and the Samuel Beckett Center and participate in outreach theatre and workshops on teaching Shakespeare’s theatre.
2014 Graduate Tuition: $1,422 per point plus registration fees
Please note that if an undergraduate enrolls using an undergraduate course number, their tuition bill will reflect the current undergraduate cost per point.
2013 Housing Fee: $1,700
2013 Activity Fee: $500
2013 Total Fees: $2,200
For More Information
Academic Content: Joe Salvatore, Program in Educational Theatre, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development, New York University, 82 Washington Square East, Pless Annex 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10003-6680; firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Administration: Office of Academic Initiatives and Global Programs, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development, New York University, 82Washington Square East, 5th floor, New York, NY 10003; (t)1-212-992-9380; (f) 1-212-995-4923; email@example.com