Theatre is a dynamic, collaborative and live art form. It is a practical subject that encourages discovery through experimentation, the taking of risks and the presentation of ideas to others. It results in the development of both theatre and life skills; the building of confidence, creativity and working collaboratively. The IB Diploma Program Theatre course is a multifaceted theatre-making course of study. It gives students the opportunity to make theatre as creators, designers, directors and performers. It emphasizes the importance of working both individually and collaboratively as part of an ensemble. It offers the opportunity to engage actively in the creative process, transforming ideas into action as inquisitive and productive artists.

Students experience the course from contrasting artistic perspectives. They learn to apply research and theory to inform and to contextualize their work. The theatre course encourages students to appreciate that through the processes of researching, creating, preparing, presenting and critically reflecting on theatre as participants and audience members they gain a richer understanding of themselves, their community and the world. Through the study of theatre, students become aware of their own personal and cultural perspectives, developing an appreciation of the diversity of theatre practices, their processes and their modes of presentation. It enables students to discover and engage with different forms of theatre across time, place and culture and promotes international-mindedness.

Students will find they often can choose the role that they wish to participate from in a unit from costumer, to lighting or sound designer, writer, set artist or actor to name a few.

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The IB Diploma Program theatre course is a multifaceted theatre-making course of study. It gives you the opportunity to make theatre as creators, designers, directors and performers. It emphasizes the importance of working both individually and collaboratively as part of an ensemble. It offers the opportunity to engage actively in the creative process, transforming ideas into action as inquisitive and productive artists. 

Through the study of theatre, you will become aware of your own personal and cultural perspectives, developing an appreciation of the diversity of theatre practices, their processes and their modes of presentation. It will enable you to discover and engage with different forms of theatre across time, place and culture.

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CRITICAL LIMITATIONS OF THE SITE

This site was created as easy access to ideas and resources for the IB Theatre students of West Sound Academy.  IB Theatre students and teachers are welcome to access these resources as well.  This site shares the understanding and ideas on IB Theatre from the perspective of an experienced, individual classroom teacher. The site closely aligns with but does not reproduce copyrighted IBO materials.

The official IB Diploma Programme Resource Centre is the one and only foundational reference point for all IB Theatre teachers. The IB Theatre Legacy (first assessment 2017) and New Curriculum (first assessment 2024) together with teacher support and assessment materials are downloadable after login. IB-Approved Workshops (offered at three levels according to experience) should be the very next priority for both novice and veteran IB Theatre teachers.

Please contact me if you would like to use any of the materials on this site or link my site to yours. I enjoy collaborating across borders - political, geographical, curricular, and cultural.  If YOU have materials you would like to see on this site that you feel can be of support and assistance to students and fellow IB Theatre educators - please share them with me and I will cite you as the author.

I can be reached at gnordleaf@westsoundacademy.org

 

 

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