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Hundred 2019
An online distance learning tool driven by drama and theatre pedagogy, enabling creative, global learning collaborations.

Prospero

Marker Worcester, UK
Want to fuse creativity and technology? Prospero enables the building of interactive dramas, curating the web into fictions populated with characters, dilemmas, conflicts and challenges designed to provoke ‘players’ into taking part in these digital dramas It co-ordinates collaborations between participants across remote locations, using the power of internet to connect people creatively.
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Prospero: driving global collaborations, through drama, pedagogy and technology.

“Prospero is cutting edge technology with the possibility of revolutionizing the way in which teachers engage with professional development. We are so excited about the possibilities of Prospero. It radically alters the way in which you can shift classroom practice. We are planning to work with C&T as we believe there is no other company in the world with the same blend of deep knowledge about the arts, technology and learning. C&T are genuine world leaders in arts based learning through mediated platforms. -Professor Peter O’Connor, University of Auckland, NZ In my work with theatre teachers and students in New York City I have seen the frustrations and pain points technology implementation can have in theatre education. But every time I see C&T work with Teaching Artists I see students using smart devices, programs designed to help tell personal stories, and technology that mobilizes, instead of crippling the classroom. When I hear my colleagues in the city talking about impactful theatre and technology workshops and professional development opportunities, C&T is used as the model. C&T is doing the work others want to be doing. – Mitch Mattson, Associate Director, Education, Roundabout Theatre, Broadway, NYC ”

Dr Paul Sutton, Artistic Director C&T

Prospero is a system created by applied theatre and educational drama company C&T. It innovatively marries theatre, learning and digital technologies in an online utility. Prospero operates online, through web browsers, in particular Google Chrome and Firefox.

Prospero enables the building of interactive dramas, curating the web into fictions populated with characters, dilemmas, conflicts and challenges designed to provoke ‘players’ into taking part in these digitally enabled dramas by creating and sharing their own live theatre. It can also co-ordinate collaborations between participants and players across remote locations, using the power of the internet to build global collaborations between children, young people and often marginalised communities. PAC can also control smartphones, tablets, games consoles - even drones. 

Prospero  digitises theatrical pedagogies, techniques and processes, finding their digital equivalents to enable the making of drama at distance. They can also reverse this process, taking aspects of the digital realm and enabling their synergistic use in live theatre and drama. These can be used independently of Director or in combination. 

As a consequence Prospero is powerful paradigm of educational theatre practice and Online Distance learning (ODL) tool, ideally designed for use in educational contexts, but equally for use by anyone who wants to build online participatory theatre/arts experiences in community, social or arts contexts.


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Intended Outcomes
444
Views
4 - 18
Age Group
2012
Established
Resources Needed
Prospero works through web browsers - Google Chrome and Firefox. That it means it can run on any internet enasbled device. PC, Mac, Chromebook, tablet or smartphone. It can use multiple devices to create individualised learning journeys - or just one. An interactive whiteboard or screen can help, but are not essential.
HundrED Criteria
innovativeness
impact
scalability
Prospero is an applied theatre company - using drama for social and efficacious practices - power of participating in theatre and drama work.
There is an evaluation module built into the platform -young people can use simple tools to evaluate their experience.
Currently work with partnerships internationally, in NY, UK, Auckland, Nairobi, Australia and more. Additionally, the platform is used globally.
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Prospero by C&T
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Identify a local agent
Local stakeholders helping to build local reltionships.
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Bring together teachers, theatre and comunity practitioners.
Time for training and skills development
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Log in, set up, get ready
Get ready to start work!
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Get to work
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Collaborate, share, respond, evaluate.
Use Prospero as a tool to share.
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Make and share your own workshops
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