ERIC Number: EJ1175596
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
The Importance of Being Gay: The Perils and Possibilities of LGBTI Asylum Seekers' Involvement in "Rights of Passage"
Research in Drama Education, v23 n2 p282-288 2018
In order to claim asylum in the UK, lesbians and gay men are required to 'prove' their sexual orientation during an interview, demonstrating the dangers that their sexuality poses for them in their countries of origin. Playwrights who create verbatim theatre addressing LGBTI asylum issues will also interview contributors eliciting personal testimony, and such work may mirror or re-trigger some of the more traumatic aspects of previous interviews. Focussing on "Rights of Passage" (2016), this article examines how the positionality of the playwright/interviewer and the identity of the audience can refigure the ethical terrain of verbatim theatre processes.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Refugees, Theater Arts, Interviews, Drama
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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