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Harper, Jamie – Research in Drama Education, 2022
Recent proliferation of participatory performance forms has prompted debate on the agency of participants. Consideration of agential potential must go beyond the enactment of the work, however, to assess how participatory experiences can be self-documented and how such records may inform artistic pedagogy. Through discussion of a creative learning…
Descriptors: Creativity, Role Playing, Drama, Play
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Szatek, Elsa – Research in Drama Education, 2022
This article explores the risks and potentials of staging vulnerability in community theatre with teenage girls. By drawing on postconstructionist and spatial theories, the article elaborates on how aesthetic spaces emerge when interwoven with spaces of vulnerability. Exploring how vulnerability becomes a generative, or restrictive force, the…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Community Programs, Theater Arts, Risk
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Mackie-Stephenson, Ayshia – Research in Drama Education, 2022
Sara Baartman (Venus Hottentot) was an African teenager lured to Europe to perform for audiences in 1810; her genitals and brain were posthumously dissected, pickled and museumized. In 2016, 'Venus Hottentot: A Short Play' was staged at The University of MA, Amherst, and the audience participated in free writing at the end of the performance. The…
Descriptors: Performance, Ethnography, Audiences, Theater Arts
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Haneem, S.; Deneerwan, Marlenny; Nor, Mariani Md; Nor Shuradi, N. H. – Research in Drama Education, 2022
Child sexual abuse is a cross-cultural issue that can be found in all social institutions. There is increasing awareness of how this issue affects children in Malaysia. Issues pertaining to child sexual abuse can be addressed if children are empowered with preventive skills to avoid becoming victims of sexual crimes. In this paper, I examine how…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Victims of Crime, Prevention
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Snyder-Young, Dani; Houston, Ashley; Bell, Ana Bess Moyer; Short, Andy; Lincoln, Alisa – Research in Drama Education, 2022
Improbable Players (IP) has been creating applied theatre for substance use disorder prevention since 1984, training more than 200 sober actor/teaching artists to perform plays and facilitate workshops addressing addiction, alcoholism, and the opioid crisis. The company operates, for its actors, as a long-term arts- integrated peer recovery…
Descriptors: Drama, Prevention, Addictive Behavior, Drug Abuse
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Slate, Nico – Research in Drama Education, 2022
Role-play was a popular educational strategy within the American civil rights movement. Many civil rights activists performed the movement in private before performing it again in public. Compared to the scholarship on the role of music in the civil rights movement, the importance of drama has been understudied. The history of role-play as an…
Descriptors: Drama, Role Playing, Civil Rights, Teaching Methods
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Maloney, Esther – Research in Drama Education, 2022
As youth media creation programmes proliferate, educators and practitioners are learning how to develop stories that interrupt hegemony and point to new ways of being. This research, carried out in an ethnically diverse middle school, highlights the way digital storytelling as an applied theatre praxis brought complexity to student work. The role…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Information Technology, Urban Schools, Middle School Students
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Sextou, Persephone – Research in Drama Education, 2022
This paper relays the findings of the evaluation of an applied theatre project for children in hospital as perceived by hospital teachers. A mixed qualitative approach was used. Data were analysed using thematic analysis to explore the teachers' views on children's engagement with learning and the improvement of the hospital experience as a whole…
Descriptors: Drama, Hospitalized Children, Teacher Attitudes, Learner Engagement
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Reason, Matthew; Ward, Charli – Research in Drama Education, 2022
In 2021, York St John University and Mind the Gap collaborated to validate a Certificate in Higher Education (Cert HE) in the Performing Arts for learning disabled and autistic adults. This article presents context surrounding inclusive education, identifying the histories of ableism within assessment processes. We then discuss how we worked in…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Educational Assessment, Intellectual Disability, Theater Arts
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de Castro, Juanjo Bermúdez; Berbel, Noemy; Jaume, Magdalena – Research in Drama Education, 2022
This article focuses on three applied theatre projects, framed within the Theatre of the Oppressed: "Neighbourhood Herstories" (2018), "West Majorca Story" (2019), and "My Life in the Borough" (2019). We explore how theatre students from the University of the Balearic Islands and neighbours in the marginal district of…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Foreign Countries, College Students, Community Change
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Mullen, Molly; Freebody, Kelly – Research in Drama Education, 2022
There has been a longstanding concern about the relationships between policy, funding and theatre practice in educational and community settings. Past scholarship has made evident the varied ways a relationship with policy can manifest and play out in the political, pedagogic, aesthetic and ethical values, approaches and outcomes of applied…
Descriptors: Correlation, Theater Arts, Financial Support, Policy Analysis
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Bowers, Georgia Grace – Research in Drama Education, 2022
This article provides an insight into the relationship between applied theatre, COVID-19, and UK Government policy in British care homes. This reflection draws upon the experiences of an applied theatre practitioner, who worked in a care home during the height of COVID-19 in 2020. The author shares the impact of COVID-19 government policy, her…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Foreign Countries, Public Policy
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Tidey, Leah; Alphonse, Chris; Joe, Martina; Modeste, Donna; Seymour, Sharon; Jones, Thomas; Sadeghi-Yekta, Kirsten – Research in Drama Education, 2022
Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island, including what is known as Canada, have experienced the traumatic effects of colonisation that have deeply impacted the ability to share language and culture with younger generations. While funding and who it is from is an ongoing struggle for many arts-based practitioners, it is particularly problematic in…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Land Settlement, Indigenous Knowledge, Foreign Countries
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Li, Xunnan – Research in Drama Education, 2022
Neoliberalism as it emerged from the West, has been localised when it entered China along with the global market. In the 2010s, a series of neoliberal policies under the mass entrepreneurship and mass innovation (MEMI) initiative were launched to support an entrepreneurial environment for Chinese theatres. To understand how the state applied…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship, Theater Arts
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Kauli, Jackie; Thomas, Verena – Research in Drama Education, 2022
International development partnerships are characterised by inherent power relations with community partners often seen as needing assistance in fixing their problems. In this paper, we discuss the limitations of this perspective on the example of gender equality in the Pacific. We explore applied theatre tools to work with a variety of…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, International Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Power Structure
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