Verbatim Theatre Lesson 2: Ethics of Verbatim Theatre

Task 1

What is ethics and why are they important?

Task 2

Watch YouTube clip on the ethics of verbatim theatre and take notes.

Task 3

Why is it important to consider the ethics of verbatim theatre? What do you need to consider when approaching interviewing people and for using their statements as part of your production?

Task 4

Create a short document that is your statement of ethics. It must include:

  • Details of why you are conducting these interviewing.
  • What you plan to do with their statements and responses.
  • Why it is important to approach research in an ethical way.
  • How you will make sure that you keep your research ethical.