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ERIC Number: EJ1106379
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1356-9783
"Kindergarten Truck": Participatory Play in Public
Gaines, Andrew M.
Research in Drama Education, v20 n1 p100-109 2015
As a licensed dramatherapist, experienced teacher, applied theatre artist and doctoral candidate in educational theatre, the centre of my research and practice has revolved around the intersection of activism, education, healing and performance aesthetics for the last 20 years. My latest street theatre project, "Kindergarten Truck" (KT), blended these arenas when I encouraged audiences to participate through role-playing as children. I describe how dramatherapy directly informed my design and facilitation of KT and articulate how a clinical approach to applied theatre helped me consciously veer away from therapy. Interspersed with personal reflection, I also speculate on the impacts and the meanings of these playful engagements with adults in a public setting.
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Language: English
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