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