Hunting trip

The "hunting trip" is a term I use to illustrate what could be called "investigative teaching." It is a way of teaching in which students and teacher go forward together looking for answers. The teacher functions as a guide, not as an expert. In the improvisational work with my students it often seems like we are on a hunting trip together, looking for the answers to the question of what makes theatre alive. The first student to go up on the floor is a trail breaker, cutting a path for the others to follow. It is an open process of exploration. We may only talk about what doesn't work (via negativa), but we do recognize when it does.

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Jonathan Paul Cook 2010