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IB Theatre - Solo Theatre Piece (last assessment 2022): Get started!

This guide provides resources for the Solo Theatre Piece (Task 1) external assessment for IB Theatre (last assessment 2022).

Introduction to the IB Theatre Solo Theatre Piece

This guide provides resources for the Solo Theatre Piece, External Assessment (Task 1) for IB Theatre. On this page, see:

IB Resources - Handouts, graphic organizers and assessment rubric 

Information on WSA databases:

Digital Theatre Plus - Research theorists here!
Theatre and Dance Resources on Artstor

Examples of assessed student work:

Example 1 - report, video, assessment
     Theorist: Robert Lepage
     Aspect of theory:
Use of multimedia
Example 2 - report, video, assessment
Konstantin Stanislavsky
     Aspect of theory:
Emotion Memory

Example 3 - report, video, assessment
     Theorist: Augusto Boal
     Aspect of theory:
Newspaper Theatre
Example 4 - report, video, assessment
Steven Berkoff
     Aspect of theory:
Choral Movement and
          Use of Voice

See other pages in this guide for help with aspects of the Solo Theatre Piece:

An Example: Theatre Based on Theory

How to Create a Solo Theatre Performance
Other Resources
Evaluating the Presentation

For help with your research and writing, see:

Annotated Bibliography
MLA Parenthetical and in-text Citations

Example 1 - Theorist: Robert Lepage

Solo theatre piece, example 1 - theorist: Robert LepageTheorist: Robert Lepage

Aspect of theory: Use of multimedia

Example 2 - Theorist: Konstantin Stanislavsky

Example 2, Solo theatre piece - Theorist: Konstantin Stanislavsky

Theorist: Konstantin Stanislavsky

Aspect of theory: Emotion memory

IB Resources for Task 1: Solo Theatre Piece

Task 1: (Solo theatre piece) (HL only) "requires students to create a fully produced piece of theatre based on theatre theory. Students submit a report (maximum 3,000 words) which includes their research into and understandings of the theorist, the theory and the context of the theorist’s work. It also records their practical explorations of the selected aspect(s) of theory, the development of the solo theatre piece and evaluation of the theatre piece and its implications on their learning in theatre." - IB Theatre Guide, First assessment 2017, p. 33. 

Example 3 - Theorist: Augusto Boaz

Solo Theatre Piece, Example 3 - Theorist: Augusto BoazTheorist: Augusto Boal

Aspect of theory: Newspaper Theatre

Example 4 - Theorist: Steven Berkoff

Solo Theatre Piece, Example 4 - Theorist: Steven BerkoffTheorist: Steven Berkoff

Aspect of theory: Choral Movement and Use of Voice

Theatre and Dance Resources on Artstor

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DT+ - Research Theorists Here!

Digital Theatre Plus has streaming video of theatre performances, but there's so much more! You'll find video, audio, and full text articles on Plays & Productions, Practice & Practitioners, and Theory & Criticism.  

When searching Plays & Productions use these limiters to narrow your results list:

  • Form - Theatre, Musical Theatre, Film, Opera, Dance, Music,  or Contemporary Performances
  • Genre - Comedy, Drama, History, Romance, Satire, Tragedy, or Tragicomedy
  • Resource Type - Audio Theatre, Biography, Documentary, Essay, Interview, Lecture, Play Text, Practical Guide, Production, Study Guide, or Workshop

When searching Practice & Practitioners use these limiters to narrow your results list:

  • Role - Academic, Actor, Arts Manager, Choreographer, Composer, Designer, Director, Dramaturg, Educator, Musician, Producer, Scenographer, Stage Manager, Technician, or Writer
  • Form of Practice - Acting, Adaptation, Biography, Characterization, Costuming, Design, Devising, Directing, Education, Improvisation, Interpretation, Language, Lighting, Makeup, Movement, Music, Producing, Rehearsal, Research, Scenography, Set, Staging, Sound, Teaching, Training, Voice or Writing
  • Resource Type - Documentary, Interview, Lecture, Masterclass, Production, or Workshop

When searching Theory & Criticism use these limiters to narrow your results list:

  • Theme - Text & Interpretation, Science & Environment, Race & Ethnicity, Collaboration & Community, Audience & Spectatorship, Gender & Sexuality, History & Society, Nation & Migration, Identity & Biography, or Adaptation & Translation
  • Movement/Style - Absurdism, Applied Theatre, Classical, Commedia Dell'arte, Epic, Expressionism, Farce, Immersive, Intercultural, Medieval, Melodrama, Modernism, Naturalism, Nineteenth Century, Pantomime, Physical, Political, Poor Theatre, Popular, Post Modernism, Postdramatic, Realism, Renaissance, Restoration, Romanticism, Site-Specific, Symbolism, Theatre of Cruelty, Twentieth Century, Twenty-First Century, Verbatim
  • Resource Type - Audio Theatre, Biography, Concise Introduction, Director Notebooks, Essay, Guide, Interview, Lecture, Panel Discussion, Playlist, Practical Guide, Review, Revision Guide, Study Guide, or Teacher Toolkit

Use the


to quickly find key resources in a variety of categories.  Once at the main catalogue page, click the topic areas for a snapshot of related resources and click through for previews of each piece of content.  (You will need to login with user ID and password to see the catalogue.)

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