The challenges of theatre workshop in Katsina-Ala and Oju Colleges of Education
AbstractThis paper seeks to identify the challenges of theatre workshop at Katsina-Ala and Oju Colleges of Education in Benue State with a view of overcoming them. In doing this, the researchers adopted the primary and secondary methods of carrying out research with interviews, focus group discussion (FGD) and library materials as sources of collecting data for the research. The paper looks at the conventional approach to theatre workshop and the methodology adopted by the two Colleges of Education under study in carrying out theatre workshop. It identifies lack of funding, equipment/facilities, man power and interest from Lecturers, as well as time/disruption of academic calendar as the main challenges of theatre workshop in the two Colleges of Education. Furthermore, it identifies: high propensity of training quality teachers, source of revenue generation and tool for Conscientization and development as the cardinal prospects of theatre workshop. The paper recommends more funding by the College management for Theatre Arts Department, motivation of theatre Lecturers handling theatre workshop and making Theatre Arts a double major course among others to avert these challenges.
Keywords: Theatre, theatre workshop, college of education, training and challenges