Connecting theatre for young audiences and community engagement: allowing the issue of bullying in Louis Sachar's There's a boy in the girls' bathroom to ignite dialogue and inform production

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Title: Connecting theatre for young audiences and community engagement: allowing the issue of bullying in Louis Sachar's There's a boy in the girls' bathroom to ignite dialogue and inform production
Author: Fahey, Brian Carr
Abstract: This thesis presents a reflection on directing There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom by examining the relationship between the production and community engagement developed for it . It details the process of connecting theatre for young audiences (TYA ) and community engagement and discusses how the project that resulted inspired a dialogue concerning bullying . This document addresses these questions : What is the relationship between TYA and community engagement and how can they be closely connected ? How can community engagement inform the production of a play for young audiences ? This document explores how collaborative partnerships with student audiences and teachers inspired dialogue and influenced production choices . It discusses how participation in multiple community engagement activities resulted in a rich experience for both actors and audience . It includes a discussion about how the work might be translated outside of the university and concludes with reflective practices for connecting TYA and community engagement .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2010 -05 -1193
Date: 2010-11-09

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Connecting theatre for young audiences and community engagement: allowing the issue of bullying in Louis Sachar's There's a boy in the girls' bathroom to ignite dialogue and inform production. Master's thesis, University of Texas at Austin. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2010 -05 -1193 .

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