Collaborative Project 2022: A Collaborative Comeback!

Updated: Oct 3

With the pandemic becoming more of a background issue in most parts of the world, the Theatre course returns to full strength with the inclusion of the Collaborative Project (CP) once again. The brand new DP Theatre course goes live in August for the first batch of schools - those in the May session. Whilst the class of 2023 will be assessed on the legacy CP, the new IB Theatre students beginning study in 2022 will benefit from the newer, slicker, more sensible assessment task. Read on to learn more about how to ace this assessment task: both the performance and the report to be submitted to IB for up to 40% of the final subject grade.


Download the free student info booklet for the collaborative project here:

Collaborative Project Student Info Booklet 2022
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If these free resource have saved you some time and you want to show a gesture of thanks, I'd be so grateful for any small amount you wish to give!


Participants in the IB DP Theatre workshops that I've led have all really embraced the new task. In spirit it is much the same as the intended CP in the legacy course, but there are some key improvements. Like all the new tasks, there are now only three criteria and a slimmed down, clearer set of descriptors in each mark band. Gone are the difficult multi-clause single descriptors, and in their place are straightforward tiers of depth when it comes to quality of responses. The new Collaborative Project task now adds more value to performing in the course, with performance skills explicitly assessed.




At its heart, this is still a devising project. The ensemble and the process are still paramount, and therefore the formation of the ensemble, the exploration of the starting point and the creation of Theatre-Maker Intentions (TMIs) are still necessary in order to make a coherent piece. But students are no longer directly assessed on these, rather they are assessed on how they intend to meet these TMIs, and how effectively they do, and explain that they do.


The student info booklet for the new DP Theatre course is finally here, and you can download for free. Comments or questions are welcome, and teachers or students who want workshops or mentoring on this task or any other part of the DP Theatre course can contact me.


If these free resource have saved you some time and you want to show a gesture of thanks, I'd be so grateful for any small amount you wish to give!


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