This guide provides resources for the Research Presentation External Assessment task for IB Theatre (first assessment 2024).
On this page, see:
For help with choosing and researching a world theatre tradition, see:
For help with focusing on one practical convention, see:
For details on the assessment task process see:
For guidance on traditional performance material (TPM), see:
For details on the role of reflection in this task, see:
For help with your research and writing, see:
For help with your references, see:
SL 30% ~ HL 20%
You will work independently to research an unfamiliar theatre tradition from the IB's prescribed list.
The presentation must be under 15 minutes long, and can be filmed in either one unedited take, or split into three recordings (one for each criterion) filmed at different times. Ensure that your tradition is chosen only from the list in the IB Theatre guide, and ensure that your one chosen convention is a performance one: i.e. it must center on the performer's use of body, voice or manipulation of tradition-specific objects.
This is an oral presentation, given to camera and, if you and your teacher wish, a live audience. Care must be taken to cite the sources used both at the point of use in the presentation, and in a list of references submitted separately.