Roles



ARTIST
In the Lab, the Artist will be developing a new work or revisiting an old work. In several workshop sessions, the Artist will work with the Dramaturg to deepen their understanding and explore new possibilities in the work. Together with the Dramaturg, they form the Artistic Team.

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The Dramaturg will work with the Artist(s) in workshop sessions, with the aims of experimentation and exploration. The Dramaturg will facilitate clear lines of thought and dialogue. Together with the Artist, they form the Artistic Team.

The role of the Researcher-Provocateur is to open up ideas and ways of thinking, introducing perspectives of how the performance and the performance-making process can be viewed and understood. The Researcher-Provocateur will interview the Artistic Team (Artist and Dramaturg) before the start of the workshop sessions to clarify the goals for and expectations of the session.

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The Critical Respondent will help the Artistic Team (Artist and Dramaturg) to think about the work through different lenses and deepen the dramaturgical understanding of the performance-making process. The Critical Respondent will provide feedback after a workshop session based on what was discussed between the Artist, Dramaturg, and Researcher-Provocateur in the interview preceding the session, and their observations of the session.

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The Meta-Analysis Commentator will aim to position the process within broader critical and aesthetic frames, addressing 'big picture' issues such as performance-making processes, rehearsal flow, workshop structure, and working relationship between the Artist and Dramaturg. The Meta-Analysis Commentator will make observations throughout the day and only provide their analysis at the end of the day. The Meta-Analysis Commentator will critique the day's ongoings, and may raise questions and provide suggestions.

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The Rapporteur will document the Lab proceedings through text and visual media. Through note-taking and other non-invasive recording methods, they will document the ongoings of the sessions and dialogues, as well as note their observations and questions.

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The Observer is an audience member who observes the processes and working relationships that develop in the Lab. They are not expected to engage in the Lab proceedings but are free to interact with the Artist and Dramaturg at other times. The Observer is expected to provide a written report of the entire Lab proceedings.

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The Lab Moderator will assist in the clarifications of the above roles, help address emerging concerns in the Lab, and provide support for all roles and participants to facilitate connections between practice and dialogue where needed.

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