Theses: Participatory Theater


Book: A Manual with Dramaturgical Directions for Participation Theater.
Dramaturg Gian van Grunsven wrote a manual for the dramaturg and theatermaker, which gathered insights on the effects and affects of Participation Theater (by which she defines PT as theater plays in which the performance of the visitor will mold and add meaning to the play (for the other audience-members and in his own self-reflection). PT is a dominant – not new but reinvented – tendency among the newest generation theatermakers.

As so, many thanks to my case-studies Ilay den Boer, Lucas de Man and Marjolein Frijling. With ‘the Manual’ Gian aimed for the impossible: to bridge the gap between academic analyses and the daily practice and thoughts of the artists.


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