Applied and Social Theatre Working Group
This working group is concerned with the application of drama and theatre to/in community, educational and therapeutic settings. Interest in the efficacy of theatre-making in such contexts has grown in the last thirty years, raising new questions about the role of research and scholarship in shaping social policy and in the wider community. The working group was established to address questions about the ethics of practice and research in applied and social theatre, and debate the relationship between practice, research and teaching in this aspect of scholarly inquiry.
The working group offers a forum to discuss the implications of practice for those engaged in research that is orientated towards social change and consider a broad range of questions and issues that arise from this work. Accordingly, the working group has a strong interest in work that takes place internationally, as well as recognising the complexity of community in diverse settings and changing social, political and critical contexts. We actively welcome new members who are interested in similar areas of research.
This is a private group. To join you must be a registered site member and request group membership.