Research and Development
Research is central to C&T's methodology. Understanding the people we work with, their needs, the technologies that they trust and what makes for good learning, drives the creation of our Applications.
It’s important to C&T to know not only that what we do works, but to know why it works. To that end, we conduct a number of research-related activities. We are widely respected for our intelligence, originality and the research that our work inspires. We regularly disseminate outcomes from our research at conferences in the UK and around the world (see 'Our Global Network' section for practical examples) and through publications.
C&T invests in conducting its own research activity. We do this independently and in collaboration with some of the leading academics and insititutions around the world. Our artistic process drives our R&D, with Practice as Research and Action Research methodologies informing our approach.
We don't just do this research for our own ends, we make our thinking available to others, so as to better inform teachers, students and practitioners around the world. Read about our work in journals such as Research in In Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Performance and Studies in Theatre and Performance. The following books also feature case studies and accounts of C&T's written both by us and other leading authors and researchers.
- Applying Performance: Live Art, Socially Engaged Theatre and Affective Practice. Nicola Shaugnessy.
- Real Players. John Carroll, Michael Anderson, David Cameron
- Drama Education With Digital Technology. Michael Anderson, David Cameron, John Carroll.
C&T regularly works in partnership with leading universities. In recent years, these have included the University of Warwick UK and University of Kent UK. C&T is based at Worcester University UK, although we are an independent organisation.
RiDE: Research in Drama Education: The Journal Of Applied Performance
RiDE is the world leading academic journal in the fields of Applied Theatre, Drama and Education. Dr Paul Sutton, C&T's Artistic Director, is RiDE's Multi Media Editor and sits on the Advisory Board of the journal.
Would you like to work with us?
If you, or your university would like to work in partnership with C&T, or if you would like to find our more about our work, why not contact us? We are always keen to collaborate with peers, professional and academics around the world.
Dr Paul Sutton's article on C&T's Lip Sync project.
The Dramatic Property: A New Paradigm of Applied Theatre in a Globalised Media Culture. Dr Paul Sutton's PhD thesis.
Ebook version of Dr Paul Sutton's paper on C&T's Networked Theatre practice.