The Dreams of Bricks

Play/Drama/Theatre


Steggall, D., Smith, B. and Cory, A.. 2017. The Dreams of Bricks . Toowoomba, Queensland 21 - 22 Jul 2017
Title of Performance

The Dreams of Bricks

Type of PerformancePlay/Drama/Theatre
Creator/ContributorSteggall, D., Smith, B. (Performer) and Cory, A. (Director)
Place of PublicationToowoomba, Australia
EventThe Dreams of Bricks
Event Details
The Dreams of Bricks
Delivery
In person
Event Date
21 to end of 22 Jul 2017
Event Location
Toowoomba, Queensland
Event Venue
USQ Arts Theatre
Event Description

The Dreams of Bricks is a clown-show that has been created for primary-aged children currently residing in foster care.  The performance is an interactive experience of the child safety practice tool: The Three Houses.  The conceptual idea for the show was a reimagining of the social work practice tool for child safety officers to use with children, called the Three Houses Tool.  This tool aims to involve children and young people in child protection assessment and planning and was adopted through drawing three houses: house of good things, house of worries and house of dreams (Weld & Parker, 2014).  This project applies clown theory to the research and practice of hearing children’s experience of being in foster care.

Web Address (URL)https://usqprd-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/w0039473_usq_edu_au/EUzzTQPZjjhPu4_aZHPD3wkBM9qzvtSKNVI4aBzsoAVgsg?e=eTgtTH
Description of Performance

The Dreams of Bricks is a clown-show that has been created for primary-aged children currently residing in foster care. The performance is an interactive experience of the child safety practice tool: The Three Houses. The conceptual idea for the show was a reimagining of the social work practice tool for child safety officers to use with children, called the Three Houses Tool. This tool aims to involve children and young people in child protection assessment and planning and was adopted through drawing three houses: house of good things, house of worries and house of dreams (Weld & Parker, 2014). This project applies clown theory to the research and practice of hearing children’s experience of being in foster care.

KeywordsClown Theory; Social Work Theory; Child Protection Practice; Arts-Based Research
Contains Sensitive ContentDoes not contain sensitive content
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020360403. Drama, theatre and performance studies
360401. Applied theatre
440999. Social work not elsewhere classified
Byline AffiliationsSchool of Psychology and Wellbeing
Centre for Heritage and Culture
No affiliation
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