EVALUATING DRAMATIC CREATIVITY FOR CHILDREN AND
In the introduction, I define the term dramatic creativity for children and young
adults. !en, I present the way in which performances for children and young
adults are evaluated. I have selected several critics of the older generation who
wrote about children’s and youth theatre, as well as my own work as a critic of
the middle generation who has eventually come to continuously work on himself.
!e knowledge I gathered helped me understand how performance works in an
alternative theatre, and how this knowledge can be implemented in creative
drama and other forms of applied theatre. I also highlight several plays for
children and young adults which, thanks to their unique creative processes, found
their way to an adult audience. With the help of a survey, Svetlana Sretenović,
Marina Milivojević Mađarev, and Saša Volić defined their criteria for evaluating
performances for children and young adults. In conclusion, I point to the
extinction of theatre criticism, which is losing its once prominent social position
and importance, even among theatre protagonists.
Keywords: creative drama, critic, dramatic creativity, evaluation, performance