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TRANSFORMATION AND ANTICIPATED OUTPUTS

Helping The Community

The Second Chance theatre project will address transformation in the following ways:


  • The involvement of offenders who are from communities fractured and fragmented by crime, who are vulnerable and at-risk communities;

  • assisting to fulfil the mandate of community-based NPO, NICRO.

  • Working closely with the dept of correctional services to enhance their arts programme provision, training prison staff in basic communication, theatre and research practices; training young practitioner researchers (students) who are mostly from designated groups, black, female, and disabled.

  • Offering opportunities for students to attend and present at symposia, national conferences, and publish.

  • engaging with communities in direct ways of researching and feeding back research through social science and arts-based research;

  • providing public platforms through theatre productions and symposia that engage in understanding of community engagement, specifically as it pertains to crime-related issues.

  • enhancing the social responsiveness of the university community;

  • fostering the research culture of the university to be community-focused and socially responsive.

Anticipated outputs will include:

  • An annual symposium to engage further on research and practice;

  • Annual theatre productions for public engagement; 6 over 3 years, reaching approximately 6500 overall;

  • Schools based theatre programmes that reach approximately 3000 pupils per year.

  • developing of scripts, published as a volume for a community resource

  • publishing of minimum 2 research articles per year, including those that reflect on the research practice in social sciences and arts;

  • developing a curriculum model for potential publishing to reflect and provide practice strategies to disseminate other communities;

  • Dissertations and Theses,

  • supervision of young researcher practitioners; minimum 2 per year at MA level

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