Performing New Lives draws together some of the most original and innovative programs in contemporary prison theatre. Leading prison theatre directors and practitioners discuss the prison theatre experience first-hand, and offer valuable insights. It is essential reading for drama therapists, theatre artists, prison educators and academics.
Ten Premiere Plays from Walterdale Playhouse
This collection commemorates Walterdale’s 50th anniversary and highlights the social and artistic significance of amateur theatre practice in Canada by drawing together significant plays by acclaimed and emerging Canadian playwrights, detailed introductions, and archival production photographs.
Dramatizing Personal Narratives in Playback Theatre
This book is an exploration and critique of 'playback theatre', a form of improvised theatre in which a company of performers spontaneously enact autobiographical stories told to them by members of the audience. With more than ten years' experience with Playback Theatre York, the author introduces the reader to the basics of playback theatre.
Making Theatre from Memories
This book is a comprehensive guide to the nature, practice and therapeutic effects of reminiscence theatre. Drawing on examples from real-life case studies, Pam Schweitzer provides practical advice on the process of taking an oral history, creating from it a written script and developing that into a dramatic production, on whatever scale.
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