Multimodal theatre experiences : Africa and 2 dimensional life of her

Hains-Wesson, Rachael 2013, Multimodal theatre experiences : Africa and 2 dimensional life of her, Youth theatre journal, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 34-50, doi: 10.1080/08929092.2013.779348.

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Title Multimodal theatre experiences : Africa and 2 dimensional life of her
Author(s) Hains-Wesson, Rachael
Journal name Youth theatre journal
Volume number 27
Issue number 1
Start page 34
End page 50
Total pages 17
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Philadelphia, Pa.
Publication date 2013-01-01
ISSN 0892-9092
Keyword(s) transmediate theatre
theatre for young people
multi-media theatre experiences
Summary Australia’s theatre for young audiences (TYA) has concentrated on young people’s interest in techno-savvy narrative complexities since the early 1990s, and has done so with positive outcomes. Building from a reflective inquiry, which is based on a TYA practitioner’s viewpoint, I explore two Australian contemporary theatre productions for mixed audiences: My Darling Patricia’s Africa (2011) and Fleur Elise Noble’s 2 Dimensional Life of Her (2011), which utilize old and new technologies for differing purposes. I present the following article in two parts: The first section briefly contextualizes TYA plays in Australia using digital technologies, along with a review of the literature that introduces an ongoing dialogue about digital media in theatre. The second part showcases the creative development process and the synopsis of Africa and 2 Dimensional Life of Her before I discuss the use of old technology in Africa in the form of a techno-tele-character, and the impact of new technologies in 2 Dimensional Life of Her as a transmediated theatrical occurrence. Recommendations are made for ways that TYA practitioners might consider mixing old and new technologies with the live to compete in the cultural marketplace.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/08929092.2013.779348
Field of Research 190299 Film, Television and Digital Media not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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