Australian Theatre and Performance

Course code CAPA2410
Not available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables


This course will explore various ways in which the process of making performance in Australia is shaped by specific cultural identities. A diverse range of approaches to performance making will be examined, including the role of Indigenous, Asian, Pacific, queer, disabled and culturally diverse artists. This particular focus on the construction of cultural identities will inform students in creating their own performances.



  • Semester 1 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. An awareness of a diverse range of approaches to constructing cultural identities via the medium of performance.

2. A basic understanding of the theories and political contexts informing case studies of culturally diverse performances.

3. Foundational skills in researching, creating, structuring and analysing performances that explore cultural diversity.


Case study theoretical and practical explorations of the four main areas informing the creation of theatre in the contexts of Australian, Asian and Pacific theatre: Body, Self, Site and Script.

The preparation and presentation of a performance expressing Australian, Asian and Pacific cultural identities.

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): ARTC1410. Students who have successfully completed ARTC1410 are not eligible to enrol in CAPA2410.


This course replaces ARTC1410. If you have successfully completed ARTC1410 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed Knowledge

CAPA1001, CAPA1020

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Written Assignment/Essay

Performance: Practical Presentation

Presentation: Seminar Presentation