Theatre in Education: Using Theatre for Social Change and Among Disenfranchised Populations

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This project focused on research with two distinct and different groups in Laramie, Wyoming and Honolulu, Hawaii. We investigated how University of Wyoming Theatre students in Theatre forYoung Audiences program put into practice the techniques of Theatre of the Oppressed, Playback Theatre, and Drama Therapy. These practices were commonly referred to as "applied theatre," and were theatrical practices that were used as a tool for individual development, community engagement, and social change. The goal of the project was to record and recall moments of "transformation." We looked at the affects of applied theatre on personal, social, and political transformations and we were addressing the project impact in both communities.

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