Dramaturgs In Practice Training Programme 2024

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1 June 2024 - 31 March 2025 | 12:00am - 11:59pm
Various
$800
Juliet Chia
Application Period: 15 January to 1 March 2024

Interested to find out more?

  • Attend the online Information/Q&A session on 29 Jan, Mon, 7pm (Zoom)
  • Register to receive the Zoom link here.

To apply: 

  • Complete the Application Form
  • Submit by Friday, 1 March 2024, 11.59PM (UTC+8).
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview with the Facilitators.
  • Confirmation of your spot in the Course will be announced on 20 March 2024.

Description

Dramaturgs In Practice (DIP) is an intermediate-level course within Centre 42's Dramaturgs' Practice Development Programme. It focusses on professionalisation for prospective dramaturgs and is suitable for experienced / mid-career practitioners who are interested in expanding their dramaturgical skills, and/or moving towards becoming dramaturgs in the performing arts sector.

Facilitated by Juliet Chia, the 9-month long bespoke training programme provides participants, termed Dramaturgs-in-Training (DT), a practice-led learning and training platform via work attachments, and encourages a self-critical and reflexive knowledge-building into the dramaturg’s practices. Learning activities include workshop-style discussions based on prescribed readings, mock-dramaturgy projects, research projects and project attachments. 


Programme Outline

Duration: 

  • June 2024 – March 2025 (9 months)
  • 2 - 3 month flexibility is to be factored into the entire course duration, as the programme is very much tailored to the individual and responds accordingly to the time needs of creation and production processes.

Schedule:

  1. May 2024 | Bridging Course (only for identified participants)

  • Introduction to the Dramaturg’s Work, bridging syllabus
  • Reading materials provided prior to start of course (in May 2024) 
  • 1 x 3hr online Zoom session
  1. May - Jun 2024 | Practice Attachment - Matching and Introductions

  • Identify, match, clarify, meet with Attachment companies and/or projects
  1. June 2024 | Cohort Preparation Workshop (2 Group sessions)

  • Brief on structure, assignments, documentation & presentations
  • Preparatory work, lay ground/engagement guidelines
  1. July - Aug 2024 | Practice Attachment #1 and Scheduled Consultations 

  • Approximate 8-10 weeks
  • Min. 1 x 1hr sessions with assigned Facilitator, per project attachment
  • One-to-one dedicated clinics/consults with assigned Facilitator
  • Coaching/Stewarding access via email throughout attachment period
  1. Sep 2024 | Mid-Point Presentations and Sharing

  • 1 x internal sharing session, to share & peer learn.
  • Programme attachment partners will be invited to attend 
  • Held in-person or online (Zoom)
  1. Oct 2024 - Jan 2025 | Practice Attachment #2 and Scheduled Consultations

  • Approximate 8 - 10 weeks
  • Min. 1 x 1hr sessions with assigned Facilitator, per project attachment
  • One-to-one dedicated clinics/consults with assigned Facilitator
  • Coaching/Stewarding access via email throughout attachment period
  1. Feb/Mar 2025 | Debrief, Wrap Up and Public Presentation

  • 1 x public sharing session
  • Programme participants craft their presentations to share their learnings/experiences and importantly to raise awareness about dramaturgy and the role of the dramaturg. 

Participation: 

  • Cohort size: 3pax (min) - 6 pax (max)
  • Course fee: $800
  • The experience for each Dramaturg-in-Training (DT) is individual, and learning parameters and outcomes are tailored to him/her/them in consultation with programme facilitator Juliet Chia
  • Course batching provides a peer learning and exchange environment facilitated at suitable milestones of the programme, and allows for the growth of a network of dramaturgs.

– Application Period: 15 January to 1 March 2024 –

Interested to find out more?

  • Attend the online Information/Q&A session on 29 Jan, Mon, 7pm (Zoom)
  • Register to receive the Zoom link here.

To qualify for this workshop, you must:

  • Be aged above 21 years old.
  • Have a practice in the performing arts, or are engaged professionally in the performing arts practice, for a minimum of 2 years.
  • Commit to the full duration of the programme.

To apply: 

  • Complete the Application Form
  • Submit by Friday, 1 March 2024, 11.59PM (UTC+8).
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview with the Facilitators.
  • Confirmation of your spot in the Course will be announced on 20 March 2024.

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