Theatre Studies Links Oz & International + Asia-Pacific theatre connections



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."
An intro to AusStage on Youtube  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IebbVNXqsD8

http://www.sydneystagecombat.com/ Sydney Stage Combat
https://www.facebook.com/EnsembleStudiosActingSchool Ensemble Studios Acting School / Kirribili, Sydney
https://www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au/drama The NSW Public Schools Arts/Drama Unit
http://dramateachersnetwork.wordpress.com Drama Teachers Network / useful blog site for drama teachers /Sydney NSW
http://dramansw.org.au/DRAMA NSW / representing NSW Drama Teachers
http://www.ampag.com.au/ Australian Major Performing Arts Group
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), was formerly known as Australian Academy of Dramatic Art (AADA) (re-branded in June 2013)
http://www.waapa.ecu.edu.au/ WAAPAWestern Australian Academy of Performing Arts
http://www.grada.edu.au/ GOTAFE Regional Academy of Dramatic Arts / Benalla,Victoria
http://www.acasydney.com.au/ Actors Centre Australia Devonshire St, Surry Hills. 
http://www.actt.edu.au Actors College of Theatre and Television ACTT / - now in a new campus at 41 Holt St, Surry Hills 
At ACTT you can explore a range of learning options, from evening and weekend classes to full-time tertiary-level training to Advanced Diploma level, including a Bachelor Degree pathway in professional acting training. This boutique training house is across from Central Station in Sydney.” An intro to ACTT on YouTube: http://youtu.be/7PpH7NNAZfk 
http://www.sydneytheatreschool.com Sydney Theatre School / Chippendale 
http://www.acting-world.com/ Acting World - Stanislavsky Method Acting classes with Natela Dzuliashvili / Sydney
http://theactorspulse.com.au/ The Actors Pulse / Redfern
http://www.ed5international.com.au Ed5International (Performing Arts education)/ North Strathfield
https://www.facebook.com/sydneydramaschool/ Sydney Drama School / Woollhara
http://www.sydneydramaschool.com.au/ Sydney Drama School / Woollhara
http://www.cada.net.au/ Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art / Professional Actor Training Centre and Drama School / Narrabundah ACT 
http://www.schoolsindustryarts.com.au/index.html THE PROJECT; SCHOOLS, INDUSTRY, ARTS - Professional Development for Performing Arts Teachers
http://www.aipa.com.au/ Australian Institue of Performing Arts / North Sydney
http://www.theactorspulse.com.au/ The Actors Pulse Acting School (based on the Meisner Technique)
http://www.thehubstudio.com.au/about/ The Hub Studio / regular classes for actors
http://www.wordplaydrama.com.au/index.html Wordplay Drama College / Ryde
http://www.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
http://www.pdts.net.au/About.html Peninsula Dance and Theatre School / Studios in Woy Woy and Wagstaffe, Central Coast, NSW
http://www.helenogrady.com.au Helen O'Grady Drama Academy  Tuition for kids 5-17yrs+ Sydney /Newcastle / Central Coast.
http://theactorslounge.com.au/about-us/ The Actor's Lounge  / Rozelle
http://www.wi.edu.au/courses/creative-arts-courses/drama-courses Wesley Institute (A Christian College offering Drama Courses)
http://www.cada.net.au/ Canberrra Academy of Dramatic Art / Narrabundah ACT
http://sydney.edu.au/arts/performance/ Department of Performance Studies, University of Sydney
http://www.une.edu.au/study/theatre-studies/ University of New England Theatre Studies
https://sam.arts.unsw.edu.au/ School of the Arts & Media UNSW
http://www.csu.edu.au/faculty/arts/communication-creative-industries/ Charles Sturt University School of Communication and Creative Industries / Bathurst and Wagga Wagga
http://arts.monash.edu.au/theatre-performance/ Monash University / Melbourne / Theatre and Performance Studies
http://sydney.edu.au/arts/performance/ University of Sydney / Dep't of Performance Studies
http://www.uow.edu.au/crearts/index.html University of Wollongong Faculty of Creative Arts / 
http://www.unimelb.edu.au/HB/areas/ATHEAST.html University of Melbourne / Faculty of Arts / Theatre Studies
http://www.culture-communication.unimelb.edu.au/study/english Uni of Melbourne / Schl of Culture&Communication
http://www.griffith.edu.au/education/applied-theatre  Griffith University / Applied Theatre
http://www.vu.edu.au/unitsets/asppes Victoria University / Performance Studies / Melbourne
http://www.vca.unimelb.edu.au/mwritperf Victorian College of the Arts / Masters in Writing for Performance
http://iamcreative.com.au/course_information Uni of Western Sydney / Associate Degree in Creative Industries 
http://www.theatrelinks.com/ Justin's Theatre Links  Amazing resource of World Theatre Resources 
http://www.dramansw.org.au/ Drama NSW / professional body  for teachers of drama in NSW
http://www.dramaaustralia.org.au/ Drama Australia - peak national body
http://www.boredofstudies.org/view.php?course=15 Theatre Essays /A collection of essays on theatre on the "Bored Of Studies" site...

International


http://www.adsa.edu.au/ The Australasian Association for Theatre Drama and Performance Studies
http://www.iti-worldwide.org/ International Theatre Institute
http://www.firt-iftr.org/ The International Federation for Theatre Research 
http://www.idea-org.net/en/ 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. http://drama.yale.edu/ Yale School of Drama, NEW HAVEN, CONN.
3. https://www.tisch.nyu.edu/page/home.html 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. http://www.communication.northwestern.edu/ Northwestern University (School of Communications), EVANSTON, ILL.
10. http://www.purchase.edu/ 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. http://www.act-sf.org/home.html 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. http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/tad/ The University of Texas. Austin TEXAS
17.  http://depts.washington.edu/uwdrama/ 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.  http://vpa.syr.edu/drama Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
22. http://www.rep.udel.edu/education/mfa-program/Pages/default.aspx University of Delaware (Professional Theater Training Program)  Newark, Delaware
23. http://www.masongross.rutgers.edu/theater Rutgers University. New Brunswick, New Jersey
24. http://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.

China
http://issuu.com/onthemove.org/docs/first_cultural_mobility_experiences A guide for cultural professionals working in China

East Timor
http://www.bafuturu.org/ Ba Futuru / Timor Leste
http://manyhands.org.au/our_activities Many Hands Internationalcultural projects in Lautem, Ainaro & Dili districts
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/onairhighlights/east-timor-theatre-project-promoting-social-awareness Listen here to Catherine Simmonds, then director (in 2011) of Many Hands International 
No website yet for Sanggar Haburas / performing arts group, Los Palos, Timor Leste
No website yet for Nafo Fila - an established youth theatre group 
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. http://web.education.unimelb.edu.au/UNESCO/pdfs/ejournals/009_DUNPHY.pdf
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 available to download at http://aveiro.academia.edu/DavidCallahan

India
(Thanks to Neel Banerjee, Concept Desinger at Nautanki Theatre, for contributing the website links about theatre in India shown here. )

http://www.iptaindia.org 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/introduction Nandikar is a premier Indian theatre group with its headquarters in Calcutta, 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.
http://www.padatik.co.in 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 Calcutta city.
http://www.swatantratheatre.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, Calcutta
http://www.calcuttapuppettheatre.org Calcutta Puppet Theatre, Calcutta
http://www.isharapuppet.com Ishara Puppet Theatre, New Delhi
http://ncpamumbai.com National Centre Performing Arts, Mumbai
http://ragetheatre.co.in Rege Theatre, Mumbai

http://themadrasplayers.org The Madras Players, which celebrated its golden jubilee in 2005, is the oldest English theatre group in India.
http://www.theatrey.com Theatre Y, Chennai (Madras)
http://masqueradechennai.wordpress.com Masquerade Performance Group, Chennai
http://evam.co.in EVAM Theatre, Chennai
http://www.chorusimphal.com 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, Calcutta
http://www.jogeshmimeacademy.org Jogesh Mime Academy, Calcutta
http://asmitatheatregroup.com Asmita Hindi Theatre Group, Delhi


Indonesia
http://www.kelola.or.id/database/theatre/list Kelola / Indonesian Theatre Artist Database (in Bahasa & English)
http://www.papermoonpuppet.com/ Papermoon Puppet Theatre / Yogyakarta 

Japan 
http://www.arlymasks.com/japanese_history_timeline.htm Japanese Tradional Theatre timeline
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2090.html Info about Kabuki (style) theatre
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2091.html Info about Noh (style) theatre
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2092.html Info about Bunraku (style) theatre

New Zealand 
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)
http://www.nasda.co.nz/ National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA) 
http://www.drama.org.nz/ Drama New Zealand 
https://nzequity.alliance.org.au/ 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 
http://tadb.otago.ac.nz/Theatre1/Login/Index.php Theatre Aotearoa (archive of stage productions in Aotearoa/New Zealand)
http://www.atc.co.nz/ Auckland Theatre Company
http://www.aucklandfringe.co.nz/ Auckland Fringe Festival / Feb-March 2014
http://www.aucklandfestival.co.nz/ Auckland Festival / March 2014
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 / Aug-Sept 2014
http://www.theclinic.co.nz/cms/ The Clinic Theatre Co. / Christchurch (NZ)
http://www.courttheatre.org.nz/ Court Theatre / Christchurch (NZ)
http://www.downstage.co.nz/about-us/ Downstage Theatre / Wellington (NZ)
http://landing.dunedinfringe.org.nz/ Dunedin Fringe Festival / March 2014
http://www.fortunetheatre.co.nz/ Fortune Theatre / Dunedin (NZ)
http://www.globetheatre.org.nz/ The Globe Theatre / Dunedin (NZ)
http://www.indianink.co.nz/ Indian ink Theatre Co / Auckland (NZ)
http://www.therebelalliance.co.nz/grace/ The Rebel Alliance Theatre Co.
http://www.redleaptheatre.co.nz/ Red Leap Theatre / Auckland (NZ)
http://silotheatre.co.nz/brel-2 Silo Theatre / Auckland (NZ)
http://www.takirua.co.nz/ Taki Rua Productions / Weellington (NZ)
http://www.the-edge.co.nz/Home.aspx The Edge / Auckland (NZ)
http://www.timbrayproductions.co.nz/ Tim Bray Productions - 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 7 - March 2, 2014   
http://www.wpac.org.nz/ Wellington Performing Arts Centre 
http://www.youngandhungry.org.nz/ Young and Hungry Arts Trust / Wellington (NZ)

Papua New Guinea
http://www.seedstheatre.org Seeds Theatre Group / Lae

Phillipines
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://www.newvoicecompany.com/html/about.htm New Voice Company / Makati City
http://petatheater.com/ Phillipine Educational Theatre Association / Quezon City (Manilla)
http://tanghalangpilipino.org.ph/main/ Tanghalang Pilipino / resident company Cultural Centre of the Phillipines (CCP)

Singapore
http://citynomads.com/reviews/culture City Nomads / Cultural Events Listings 
http://www.sistic.com.sg/ SISTIC / Singapore ticketing service and events guide
http://www.action.org.sg/sto_content.html Singapore Theatre Oasis / nurturing original works (Action Theatre)
http://www.srt.com.sg/ Singapore Repertory Theatre 
http://www.wildrice.com.sg/ Wild Rice Theatre Company / the leading theatre company in Singapore
http://www.toyfactory.com.sg Toy Factory Productions / Singapore’s leading bilingual theatre company
http://www.practice.org.sg/ The Theatre Practice / Singapore's first bilingual theatre company
http://www.vch.org.sg Victoria Theatre / 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
http://www.stageclub.com/ The Stage Club / Amateur drama theatre group in Singapore
http://singaporefringe.com/ M1 Singapore Fringe Festival / in January each year
http://www.alliancefrancaise.org.sg/af-theater/ Alliance Francaise Theatre / venue 

Vanuatu
http://www.wansmolbag.org/ Wans Smalbag Theatre / Tagabe, Port Vila

General SE Asian/Pacific Theatre Links

http://sea.blouinartinfo.com/performing-arts/theater-dance Blouin Art Info Magazine / Performing Arts in SE Asia
http://www.videoccasions-nw.com/history/asia.htm Non-Western theatre Links / Uni of Washington School of Drama

I would appreciate your contributions of information to this page so it can be a useful resource for everyone, of the various languages.
Please email tangneyniall (@) gmail.com
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