Successful conference on applied theatre
More than 100 people attended a three-day conference "Drama Connecting People", held in Mäetaguse parish, Ida-Viru county on 24-26 October 2012.
It was a third in the row of applied theatre conferences (previously in 2010 and 2008 held in Viljandi). The artistic director for the conference is Katrin Nielsen, lecturer at Culture Education Department.
During the first two days, many applied theatre related workshops were held by practicing drama professionals such as Prof. Allan Owens from University of Chester and Mr. Pekka Korhonen (MA) from Theatre Academy Helsinki. Many other facilitators from Finland and Estonia joined to give workshops and discussions about applied theatre methods in language studies, social work, health and elderly care etc. Workshops were also held in the Viru Prison with inmates and prison social workers and in Mäetaguse retirement home.
Third day was devoted for speeches that were also broadcasted in Internet.
Ms. Katrin Nielsen, lecturer
katrin.nielsen [ät] kultuur.edu.ee
+372 435 5236
Ms. Keiu Org, project manager
keiu.org [ät] kultuur.edu.ee
+ 372 435 5236