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ERIC Number: ED180179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 121
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Fatso--A Developmental Model and a New Musical.
Parente, Joseph
The document reports on a process theater program in which exceptional individuals are involved in a gradual developmental process designed to meet the specific needs of the artist and still create a legitimate product (in this case a musical titled "Fatso"). An introductory chapter considers the use of theatrical performance as a therapeutic process; and Chapter 2 explains that the musical play, which is based on the principle of normalization, is designed to teach handicapped and nonhandicapped people about human errors and problems. Outlined in Chapter 3 are procedures for implementing the process theater method. Chapter 4, which makes up the bulk of the document, provides a subjective day to day account of the method. It includes author's notes and comments about the production as particular events took place. Evaluations of individual participants are provided in a final chapter. Among conclusions was that the method was instrumental in the growth and development of the 12 exceptional individuals involved. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A