Writing Forbidden Stories: Stage and Screen

Course code CAPA3530
Not available in 2015


The course focuses on pushing the boundaries of writing for stage and screen within conservative socio-political and cultural contexts. The course will introduce students to theoretical and practical understandings of writing socially challenging texts for stage and screen.


Not currently available.

Learning Outcomes

1. Knowledge and understanding of the socio- political, economic, aesthetic and cultural theories and methodologies which have shaped the nature of radical writing for stage and screen

2. Skills in critiquing and analysing the differing nature and styles of radical writing and performances for stage and screen

3. Skills in constructing original texts for stage and screen as tools for radical cultural intervention


  • Theories and methodologies informing case study exemplars of writing the "forbidden" for live and mediated performance
  • Primary experience in writing original performance texts which seek to make radical cultural interventions in to the dominant society.
  • Creating differing genres and styles of radical performance texts including : Live and multi-media performance, documentaries, feature films, art house films and propaganda.
  • The role of Politics, Religion, Economics and Cultural factors in creating socially provocative texts for stage and screen 

Assumed Knowledge

It is assumed that students will have completed at least one of the first year courses in the Creative Arts or Literature and Performance majors in the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Minor Analytical Paper

Written Assignment: Major Performance Text

Viva Voce: Viva Voce

Contact Hours


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term