Author Monica Prendergast speaks to a crowd at the launch of her book, Web of Performance.Last month, Monica Prendergast attended the International Drama in Education Research Institute at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and launched the recently released Web of Performance: An Ensemble Workbook.

The curriculum guide in performance studies, edited with Will Weigler, is intended for students ages 16-20. The workbook uses examples of theatrical performances to help show students and educators the ways in which theatre can make positive impacts on a community.

The project was funded by an SSHRC grant, with additional funding from the Office of Research Services.

ā€œIā€™m so grateful to Inba Kehoe and her staff in the UVIC ePublishing program,ā€ says Prendergast.

Web of Performance is available for download here: