Spectrum of participation : using frames to create museum theatre
MetadataShow full item record
Museum theatre is being utilized more as education departments in museums are looking for new meaning-making opportunities that seek to place visitors at the center of the museum experience. Looking at a performance called Blurred Memories created by a university student ensemble and performed at a local museum in Austin, Texas over three different performance sessions, this MFA thesis document explores the research question: What factors shape how an audience responds to a participatory museum theatre performance? The reception of the performance by a mixed-aged family audience was documented through participant observation tools, pre-post surveys, interviews, and reflective practitioner field notes. My mixed-methods research design primarily uses narrative thematic analysis to construct two individual audience member case studies as a way to make meaning from my data collection. The thesis concludes with limitations about the study and the research tools, and recommendations for the field of museum theatre.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Ramsey, Rebecca Drew; 0000-0003-4927-5921 (2017-05)Theatre for the Very Young (TVY), a segment of the much larger field of Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA), is an inherently intergenerational experience. Audiences younger than five seldom attend theatre without an adult ...
Kaufhold, William Thomas (2011-05)Since the 1960s, the United States has experienced steady declines in news consumption and commensurate attrition in civic engagement and political participation. Americans read newspapers at less than one fourth the rate ...
Too foul and dishonoring to be overlooked : newspaper responses to controversial English stars in the Northeastern United States, 1820-1870 Smith, Tamara Leanne (2010-05)In the nineteenth century, theatre and newspapers were the dominant expressions of popular culture in the northeastern United States, and together formed a crucial discursive node in the ongoing negotiation of American ...