In 2016, I adapted and directed a chamber theatre production of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince at Augusta University. The experience was new for my students and our audience, who are accustomed to Augusta University theatre directors producing plays that largely draw on representational practices in a realistic mode. Inspired by Robert Breen’s chamber theatre as reinvigorated by Michael Bowman, my adaptation and staging applied what Bertolt Brecht refers to as Minor Pedagogy to integrate presentational techniques into the theatre program at Augusta University. The discussion is relevant to many performance studies scholars and practitioners, particularly those navigating careers in conventional theatre and communication programs at small institutions.
- Minor pedagogy
- chamber theatre
- epic theatre
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Visual Arts and Performing Arts
- Literature and Literary Theory