IB Theatre, available at both Standard and Higher Level, is tremendously exciting and provides a real freedom to explore all aspects of theatre-making in a dynamic and practical way. As well as being introduced to a variety of ways of creating theatre, we explore the methodology and practices that lie behind theatre of different traditions and cultures, and see, and talk about, a lot of shows.
The course combines the practicality of theatre-making with the theory and ideology that underpins its success. Thus research into the theory and history of theatre practice including practitioners, such as Artaud, Boal and Grotowski, and international theatre forms, such as Kathakali or Topeng Dance, is further developed through physical and practical work. Pupils participate in research, workshops, rehearsal and performance; fulfilling the roles of dramaturge, director, designer, performer and audience.