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ERIC Number: EJ1138687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1541-1796
Theatre for Development as a Model for Transformative Change in Nigeria
Okpadah, Stephen Ogheneruro
Teaching Artist Journal, v15 n1 p3-8 2017
This study examines the role of "theatre for development" (TFD) as a model for social transformation in Nigeria, historicizing its relationship to "community theatre" while illuminating significant innovations in authorship and participation. In addition, the article explores TFD as a relational and performative process in which stakeholders participate directly--the notion of audience response is in fact central to the tremendous success of TFD in Nigeria. Based on a long history of successful programming, I argue that theatre for development is imperative in realizing the change necessary for holistic advancement of the Nigerian polity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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