ERIC Number: ED479871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Feb
The Applied Theatre.
Applied theatre teaches community members to teach others, and helps communities process issues which directly impact them. It can also raise awareness of issues, pose alternatives, heal, challenge contemporary discourses, and voice the views of the silent or marginal. The arts become an important experience as people attempt to deal with tragic events, such as September 11th. In applied theatre work, artists generate scenarios and create opportunities for the community to respond to their pain through the theatre work. The community theatre is an applied theatre where individuals connect with and support one another, and where opportunities are provided for groups to voice who they are and what they aspire to become. The applied theatre becomes a medium through which the storytellers can step into the perspectives of others and gain entry points to different worldviews. (PM)
Descriptors: Community Organizations, Cultural Awareness, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Story Telling, Theater Arts, Tragedy
For full text: http://theatre.asu.edu/symposium/Taylor.doc.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Arizona State University Department of Theatre Symposium: What is "Cinderella" Hiding? Theatre/Ideology/Young People (Tempe, AZ, February 20-22, 2003).