Theatre Studies Links Oz & International + Asia-Pacific theatre connections
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Theatre Studies Links in Australia and internationally
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/ AusStage Performance Resource
"AusStage provides an accessible research facility for investigating live performance in Australia.
It was built by a consortium of universities and industry partners with funding from the Australian Research Council."
https://www.action-acting.com/ The Action Acting Academy (formerly Sydney Stage Combat)
https://www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au/drama The NSW Public Schools Arts/Drama Unit
https://dramaaustralia.org.au/ Drama Australia - peak national body
http://dramansw.org.au/DRAMA NSW / representing NSW Drama Teachers
http://www.adsa.edu.au/ The Australasian Association for Theatre Drama and Performance Studies
http://www.nida.edu.au/ NIDA - National Institute of Dramatic Arts
http://www.aim.edu.au/courses/acting-theatre AIM Dramatic Arts / via Australian Institute of Music. AIM Dramatic Arts, part of the Australian Institute of Music (AIM)
http://www.waapa.ecu.edu.au/ WAAPA - Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
http://www.grada.edu.au/ GOTAFE Regional Academy of Dramatic Arts / Benalla,Victoria
https://www.actorscentreaustralia.com.au/ Actors Centre Australia at The Italian Forum, Norton St, Leichardt
https://actt.edu.au/ Actors College of Theatre and Television ACTT / - Level 16,233 Castlereagh street . Sydney
http://www.actingcoachingsydney.com.au/ Acting Coach Sydney /
https://sydneyactorscollective.com/ Sydney Actors Collective / Marrickville
http://theactorspulse.com.au/ The Actors Pulse / Redfern
http://www.ed5international.com.au Ed5International (Performing Arts education)/ North Strathfield
https://sydneydramaschool.com.au/ Sydney Drama School / Woollhara
https://www.perform.edu.au/ Perform Australia / Canberra ACT
http://www.aipa.com.au/ Australian Institue of Performing Arts / North Sydney
http://www.actorsstudio.com.au/ The Actors Studio (currently closed during Pandemic until further notice)
http://www.thehubstudio.com.au/about/ The Hub Studio / regular classes for actors
https://pointbreakdrama.com.au/ Point Break Drama Acting School / Dee Why NSW
http://www.kidsupfront.com.au/ Kids Upfront Drama Academy / Neutral Bay and various locations in Sydney
http://merrigong.com.au/learning/drama-studio.html The Drama Studio / at Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Wollongong
https://ogradydrama.com.au/ O'Grady Drama Tuition for kids 5-17yrs+ Sydney /Newcastle / Central Coast.
https://theactorslounge.com.au/ The Actor's Lounge / Rozelle
https://excelsia.edu.au/courses/drama/bachelor-of-dramatic-art/ Excelsia College / Bachelor of Dramatic Art course
http://sydney.edu.au/arts/performance/ Department of Theatre & Performance Studies, University of Sydney
https://www.une.edu.au/about-une/faculty-of-humanities-arts-social-sciences-and-education/hass/study/music-theatre/theatre-and-performance University of New England Theatre Studies
https://www.arts.unsw.edu.au/sam/study-us/subject-areas/theatre-performance School of the Arts & Media UNSW Theatre and Performance Studies
http://www.csu.edu.au/faculty/arts/communication-creative-industries/ Charles Sturt University School of Communication and
https://www.monash.edu/study/courses/majors-minors-specialisations/2021/majors/theatre-and-performance-xm0167 Monash University / Melbourne / Theatre and Performance Studies
https://www.notredame.edu.au/programs/sydney/school-of-arts-and-sciences/undergraduate/bachelor-of-arts-major-theatre-studies University of Notre Dame / WA / Bachelor of Arts (Theatre studies)
https://www.uow.edu.au/the-arts-social-sciences-humanities/schools-entities/taem/courses-study-options/creative-performing-arts/ University of Wollongong Faculty of Creative Arts /
https://study.unimelb.edu.au/find/courses/major/english-and-theatre-studies/ University of Melbourne / Faculty of Arts / Theatre Studies
https://finearts-music.unimelb.edu.au/study-with-us/discipline-areas/acting-and-theatre Victorian College of the Arts
https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/future/study/courses/undergraduate/bachelor-of-creative-industries.html Uni of Western Sydney / Associate Degree in Creative Industries
https://theatrelinks.com/ Justin's Theatre Links Amazing resource of World Theatre Resources
http://www.iti-worldwide.org/ International Theatre Institute
https://www.iftr.org/ The International Federation for Theatre Research
https://www.ideadrama.org/ International Drama/Theatre and Education Association
Tim Appelo from The Hollywood Reporter posted this (May 2013) article on the world's top 25 drama schools. (note: USA, U.K., Australia only)
Below are the links to the 25 drama school mentioned in his article (this list below is in no particular order)
1. http://www.juilliard.edu/ The Juilliard School, NEW YORK CITY
2. https://www.drama.yale.edu/ Yale School of Drama, NEW HAVEN, CONN.
3. https://tisch.nyu.edu/ Tisch School of the Arts, NYU NEW YORK CITY
4. http://www.drama.cmu.edu/ Carnegie Mellon University, PITTSBURGH
5. http://www.lamda.org.uk/ London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, LONDON
6. http://www.rada.ac.uk/ Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, LONDON
7. http://www.uncsa.edu/ University of North Carolina School of the Arts, WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.
8. http://www.nida.edu.au National Institute of Dramatic Art, KENSINGTON, AUSTRALIA
9. https://communication.northwestern.edu/ Northwestern University (School of Communications), EVANSTON, ILL.
10. https://www.purchase.edu/academics/theatre-and-performance/ State University of New York, Purchase, PURCHASE, N.Y.
11. http://www.pace.edu/dyson/academic-departments-and-programs/asds The Actors Studio, Pace University, NEW YORK CITY
12. http://www.gsmd.ac.uk/ Guildhall School of Music & Drama, LONDON
13. https://www.act-sf.org/training/ American Conservatory Theatre, SAN FRANCISCO
14. http://theatre.ucsd.edu/ University of California San Diego, SAN DIEGO
15. http://calarts.edu/ CalArts, California Institute of the Arts VALENCIA, CALIF.
16. https://theatredance.utexas.edu/ The University of Texas. Austin TEXAS
17. https://drama.washington.edu/ The University of Washington, Seattle, WASHINGTON
18. http://www.waapa.ecu.edu.au/ The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) Perth, Western Australia
19. http://dramaticarts.usc.edu/ USC School of Dramatic Arts Los Angeles
20. http://www.tft.ucla.edu/ UCLA School of Theatre, Film & Television Los Angeles
21. https://vpa.syr.edu/academics/drama/ Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
22. https://www.rep.udel.edu/ University of Delaware (Professional Theater Training Program) Newark, Delaware
23. https://www.masongross.rutgers.edu/degrees-programs/theater/ Rutgers University. New Brunswick, New Jersey
24. https://theatre.depaul.edu/Pages/default.aspx Depaul University Chicago, Illinois
25. http://theatre.fsu.edu/ Florida State University. Sarasota, Fla.
Theatre Connections in the Asia-Pacific region
NOTE: A theatre text, "Theatre and Performance in the Asia-Pacific" by Denise Varney, Peter Eckersall, Chris Hudson & Barbara Hatley, has been published and launched in Melbourne on Oct 12, 2013, by Professor Peta Tait from La Trobe University. Theatre and Performance in the Asia-Pacific is an analysis of the theatrical imaginative as it manifests in theatre and performance in Australia, Indonesia, Japan and Singapore. The sites encompass marked differences in language, performance, history and politics, and variations in the solidity and volatility of their imagined worlds. Recognizing these differences, the book explores contrasts in each nation as it identifies with the region and the cultural interconnections that support a regional identity.
While the four nations demonstrate degrees of ambivalence and connection to the Asia-Pacific as a region, the project argues that relations to modernity and globalization are less nation-specific. The book articulates a regional configuration of modernity which is multiple, contradictory but nonetheless regional. Each nation has in common the imperative to reconcile with and adapt to European modernity in a way that renders global modernity multiple rather than singular.
The Victoria-Asia Cultural Engagement Research Report (released Dec 3, 2013) may also be of interest.
http://issuu.com/onthemove.org/docs/first_cultural_mobility_experiences A guide for cultural professionals working in China
http://www.bafuturu.org/ Ba Futuru / Timor Leste
http://manyhands.org.au/our_activities Many Hands International / cultural projects in Lautem, Ainaro & Dili districts
https://www.facebook.com/groups/165828267090238/about Sanggar Haburas / performing arts group, Los Palos, Timor Leste
Journal Article: Dunphy, K. (2011). Evaluating the Scared Cool project: Understanding peacemaking through creativity and personal development in Timor-Leste’, e-journal of UNESCO Observatory Multi-Disciplinary Research in the Arts, 2, 2.
Journal Article: "Marginal Place, Marginal Plays: East Timor in Australian Drama" by David Callahan
The Drouth: Scotland's Literary Quarterly. Issue 42: Margin. Autumn 2012: 26-29.
David Callahan is Associate Professor at the Department of Languages and Cultures at the University of Aveiro in Portugal.
The article is also available to download at http://aveiro.academia.edu/DavidCallahan
(Thanks to Neel Banerjee, Concept Desinger at Nautanki Theatre, for contributing the website links about theatre in India shown here. )
IPTA is the short form for Indian People’s Theatre Association. In the Hindi belt it is called Bhartiya Jan Natya Sangh, in Assam and West Bengal, Bhartiya Gana Natya Sangh (Gana Sanskriti Sangh) and in Andhra Pradesh, Praja Natya Mandali. The mission statement of IPTA is ‘People’s Theatre Stars the People’. The symbol/logo designed by the famous painter Chitta Prasad is a drummer (nagara vadak), which is a reminder of one of the oldest medium of communication. IPTA was established at the national level on May 25, 1943 in Bombay (now Mumbai). The history of IPTA runs parallel to the people’s cultural movement in the country and relates to the independence and the anti-fascist movements.
http://www.prithvitheatre.org Prithvi Theatre is an intimate theatre, built in 1978, and dedicated to being a catalyst for theatre. Set in the heart of Mumbai's suburbs, the theatre with its open-air cafe is a warm, inviting space, a relaxed hangout and a vital breathing space in the bustling city of Mumbai.
http://www.rangashankara.org Ranga Shankara is a world-class theatre facility in Bangalore, India. The most affordable theatre space in India today, Ranga Shankara is dedicated to showcasing theatrical performances from India and abroad, to producing and commissioning new and innovative theatre forms and productions, and facilitating outreach programmes to build audiences for theatre and to impart theatre skills.
http://www.jananatyamanch.org JANAM (meaning 'birth') this group of self-trained actors has to its credit more than 7,500 performances of about 100 street and proscenium plays in about 140 towns and cities of India. Janam has played a significant role in popularizing street theatre as a form of voicing anger and public opinion.
http://nandikar.net/about-us/ Nandikar is a premier Indian theatre group with its headquarters in Kolkata, West Bengal. Over the last 50 years this group has played a proactive role in spreading theatrical activities in India through our performances primarily under the guidance of first Ajitesh Bandyopadhyay and then Rudraprasad Sengupta.
Padatik Theatre continues to be known for its innovative stage productions and for running its own performance spaces, which are one-of-their-kind studio theatres in Kolkata city.
https://www.swatantratheater.com/ Swatantra Theatre, one of the leading Hindi Theatre groups in Pune, has endeavored in entertaining the audience with humorous, social and contemporaneous plays at renowned institutes like NDA, FTII, AFMC, Symbiosis, Bharti Vidyapeeth, BMCC, MMCC, Congress Bhavan etc.The group has produced several Hindi productions which include innovative and exclusive production value, contemporary aesthetics and unique,contemporary content have been the attributes of each Swatantra Theatre production.
http://www.spandanipta.com Spandan Theatre Group, Kolkata
Kolkata/ Calcutta Puppet Theatre, Kolkata
https://isharapuppet.in/calender.html Ishara Puppet Theatre, New Delhi
http://ncpamumbai.com National Centre Performing Arts, Mumbai
http://www.ragetheatre.co.in/ Rage Theatre, Mumbai
The Madras Players, which celebrated its golden jubilee in 2005, is the oldest English theatre group in India.
https://kalakendra.com/about/ Kalakendra is for lovers of Carnatic Music, Bharatanatyam and classic Tamil plays
http://www.theatrey.com Theatre Y, Chennai (Madras)
http://masqueradechennai.wordpress.com Masquerade Performance Group, Chennai
http://www.chorusimphal.com/c/h.php Chorus Theatre, Imphal, Manipur
http://www.ahmedabadtheatregroup.org Ahmedabad Theatre Group, Gujrat
http://www.samahaara.org Samahaara Theatre, Hyderabad
http://www.mimeindia.in Indian Mime Theatre, Kolkata
http://www.jogeshmimeacademy.org Jogesh Mime Academy, Kolkata
https://sites.google.com/site/asmitatheatre/ Asmita Hindi Theatre Group, Delhi
http://kelola.or.id/seniman/ Kelola / Indonesian Theatre Artist Database (in Bahasa & English)
http://www.papermoonpuppet.com/ Papermoon Puppet Theatre / Yogyakarta
http://www.ntj.jac.go.jp/english.html Japan Arts Council
http://www.artelino.com/articles/noh_theater.asp Noh theatre
http://tadb.otago.ac.nz/Theatre1/Login/Index.php Theatre Aotearoa (searchable performance archive/database of New Zealand theatre)
http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/ NZ Event Finder (Event Finda)
http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/arts/events/new-zealand NZ Event Finder / Upcoming Performing Arts Events (NZ)
https://www.ara.ac.nz/study-interest-areas/music-theatre-nasda/ National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA)
http://www.drama.org.nz/ Drama New Zealand
https://equity.org.nz/ Actors Equity New Zealand
http://www.playmarket.org.nz/home Playmarket NZ / New Zealand Playwrights
http://www.playpress.co.nz/ Playpress New Zealand
http://www.pannz.org.nz/ Performing Arts Network New Zealand
https://www.aucklandlive.co.nz/ Auckland Live / find live theatre events
http://www.atc.co.nz/ Auckland Theatre Company
http://www.aucklandfringe.co.nz/ Auckland Fringe Festival / Feb-March annually
http://www.aucklandfestival.co.nz/ Auckland Arts Festival / in March annually
http://bats.co.nz/shows/history/ BATS Theatre / Wellington (NZ)
http://www.circa.co.nz/ Circa Theatre / Wellington (NZ)
http://www.centrepoint.co.nz/ Centrepoint Theatre / Palmerston North (NZ)
http://www.artsfestival.co.nz/ Christchurch Arts Festival / last held 2019...
https://courttheatre.org.nz/ Court Theatre / Christchurch (NZ)
https://www.dunedinfringe.nz/ Dunedin Fringe Festival / March 2014
https://globetheatre.org.nz/ The Globe Theatre / Dunedin (NZ)
https://indianink.co.nz/ Indian ink Theatre Co / Auckland (NZ)
https://www.facebook.com/rebeltheatrecompany The Rebel Alliance Theatre Co.
https://redleaptheatre.co.nz/ Red Leap Theatre / Auckland (NZ)
https://skycityauckland.co.nz/whats-on/?tag=THEATRE Sky City Theatre / Auckland (NZ)
https://silotheatre.co.nz/whats-on Silo Theatre / Auckland (NZ)
http://www.takirua.co.nz/ Taki Rua Productions / Weellington (NZ)
http://www.theatrescenes.co.nz/ TheatreScenes NZ / Auckland theatre blog / reviews
https://timbray.org.nz/ Tim Bray Theatre Company - Auckland’s leading theatre for children
http://www.toiwhakaari.ac.nz/ Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School /
http://www.fringe.co.nz/ Wellington Fringe Festival / Feb - March
http://www.wpac.org.nz/ Wellington Performing Arts Centre
http://www.youngandhungry.org.nz/ Young and Hungry Arts Trust / Wellington (NZ)
Papua New Guinea
https://www.facebook.com/Moresby-Arts-Theatre-180164070302/ Moresby Arts Theatre / Port Moresby
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeds-Theatre-Group-Inc/237143369632964 Seeds Theatre Group / Lae
https://www.devex.com/organizations/seeds-theatre-group-inc-74626 Seeds Theatre Group / Lae
http://masalai.wordpress.com/2009/04/25/raun-raun-theatre-pt-1/ Some 1970's PNG theatre initiatives
https://www.artlink.com.au/articles/425/acting-out-the-culture-the-making-of-culturally-re/ Acting Out the Culture: The Making of Culturally Relevant Theatre, Papua New Guinea article by Michael A. Mel (1996)
https://www.facebook.com/anino.shadowplay/info Anino Shadowplay (Facebook) / Quezon City (Manilla)
http://www.youtube.com/user/aninoshadowplay Anino Shadowplay on Youtube
http://sipatlawinworkshops.wordpress.com/ Sipat Lawin Ensemble's Theater-in-a-Backpack / Quezon City (Manilla)
https://www.facebook.com/sipatlawin.inc Sipat Lawin (Facebook) / Quezon City (Manilla)
http://petatheater.com/ Phillipine Educational Theatre Association / Quezon City (Manilla)
https://www.culturalcenter.gov.ph/programs/resident-companies/tanghalang-pilipino/details Tanghalang Pilipino / resident company Cultural Centre of the Phillipines (CCP)
http://citynomads.com/reviews/culture City Nomads / Cultural Events Listings
http://www.sistic.com.sg/ SISTIC / Singapore ticketing service and events guide
https://www.caketheatre.co/ Cake Theatre Company
http://www.esplanade.com/ Esplanade theatre
https://www.srt.com.sg/ Singapore Repertory Theatre
https://checkpoint-theatre.org/about/#company Checkpoint Theatre
http://www.wildrice.com.sg/ Wild Rice Theatre Company / the leading theatre company in Singapore
http://toyfactory.com.sg/ Toy Factory Productions / Singapore’s leading bilingual theatre company
The Theatre Practice / Singapore's first bilingual theatre company
https://www.vtvch.com/ Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall / venue for prestigious cultural events
http://www.necessary.org The Necessary Stage
http://www.theatreworks.org.sg/cover/home.htm Theatreworks / independent, non-profit theatre company
http://www.ekamatra.org.sg/ Teater Ekamatra / non-profit theatre company producing socially relevant plays
The Stage Club / Amateur drama theatre group in Singapore
http://singaporefringe.com/ Singapore Fringe Festival / in January each year
http://www.wansmolbag.org/ Wans Smalbag Theatre / Tagabe, Port Vila
General SE Asian/Pacific Theatre Links
http://www.videoccasions-nw.com/history/asia.htm Non-Western theatre Links / Uni of Washington School of Drama