Applied Theatre Workshop: Reconnecting with Your Research

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed or isolated by your work? Do you struggle to set research goals or to make research a priority in the face of other, more immediate tasks and obligations? Do you wish for a research community, for local relationships that would help you stay on task and inspire you to adopt new perspectives and goals?   

Join Dr. Sheila Christie for a 90-minute participatory workshop to re-energize your relationship with your research and connect with a community of fellow knowledge seekers. Use theatrical exercises to explore the obstacles that you face as a researcher, to rediscover your own motivations for research, and to collaborate with others who share your goals and challenges. 

This session draws on Dr. Christie’s sabbatical research investigating methods of applied theatre. The workshop is geared towards faculty members who are interested in collaborative and interdisciplinary partnerships. However, students, community members and other researchers are encouraged to attend. 

  • No performance experience required – just an openness to try new things! 
  • Be prepared to move*. Wear comfortable clothes. 
  • RSVP by emailing (Last-minute additions are welcome, but a sense of numbers in advance will help with planning.) 

* Movement in this workshop is inclusive; exercises can be easily adapted for a range of physical abilities and to accommodate accessibility. Please identify specific concerns in your RSVP to aid in planning.