The values of Applied TheatreEmpowermentTransformationThe OppressedRedemption Narratives
What claims are made forthe social efficacy of dramain community, educationaland institutional contexts?Is applied theatre is alwaysa ‘good thing’?What is the relationshipbetween applied dramapraxis, the ethic of careand altruism?What is the relationshipbetween local and globalcultures?What are the mostappropriate theoreticalframeworks forunderstanding appliedtheatre?Gift Theory
Methods and FindingsMixed MethodsArchival researchCase studiesPractice-based researchInterviewsObservation of practiceInterdisciplinary perspectivesFindings?New conceptual model forapplied theatre to opendebates about value andquestion orthodoxiescitizenship, community,creativity, human rights,trust, altruism, pedagogy...
private versus public;individual versus collective;intrinsic versus instrumental.Judgements oftaste
An enhanced reflectiveness;an improved appreciation ofthe other and anunderstanding of oneself; asense of the diversity ofhuman experience andvalues; an ability to reflect ondifficult aspects of one’s ownlife and that of others.The cultural value ofinvisibility or disguiseStory, myth, metaphor...And anecdote