Performing Research is Cap-a-Pie’s current programme of work exploring how theatre and drama practices can enable academic research to be more democratic, more accessible and more relevant to communities.
We are keen to work with both academic researchers and community groups to facilitate communication and explore together how theatre can lead to more connected research.
Cap-a-Pie believe the combined skills of theatre makers and academics allow for appropriate and rewarding pathways for research to impact on civic society, a powerful vehicle for dissemination and a means of conducting community engaged research.
We have created an online magazine www.performingresearch.org, which we would like to become a hub for artists, academics and community groups interested in working together. At the moment it’s looking a little bare, but please get in touch if you would like to contribute.
Performing Research: Scratch Night – Northern Stage 27th March
Cap-a-Pie is leading a series of studio workshops at Newcastle University. For twelve weeks Cap-a-Pie is working with academics to create theatre based on their research. This will be featured in a Scratch Night at Northern Stage on the 27th March.
We’re very pleased to be working with researchers from many different disciplines in the university, and from senior lecturers to undergraduates as well as three emerging theatre makers. We are blogging our experiences on our sister site here.