Theatre and Education in Dialogue

dr. Elena Volpi

The lecture addresses the broad specifics of creating content for children from the perspective of a theatre author, touching upon the complete creative process from the initial selection of the theme to its staging. It leans on the contemporary insights of neurology and pedagogy, and is grounded in the idea of the child as an emancipated, competent viewer and at the same time co-creator of the artistic experience. In this sense we'll be looking not only at the benefits children receive from consuming artistic content, but also at the opportunities presented by creativity to adults: artists, educators, parents.

Dr. Elena Volpi, actress, puppeteer and puppet show author, member of the Maribor Puppet Theatre ensemble. She has a PhD in the theory of puppet and alternative theatre from the DAMU Theatre Faculty in Prague, on the subject: creating for children's audiences.