Senior Project Advisor

Evan Mueller

Document Type

Project

Publication Date

Spring 2021

Keywords

drama therapy, theatre, devised theatre, viewpoints, pandemic, COVID-19, therapy, documentary

Abstract

Using research that I completed in Fall 2020, myself and a group of theatre students tested the hypothesis that participating in devised theatre can help alleviate and process trauma in individuals. Over the course of spring quarter, we created our own devised work based off of our lived experience with the COVID-19 pandemic. At the end, we filmed a 32 minute video comprised of devised moments and interviews with each member of the ensemble. Using the qualitative data I collected from our group discussions and with exit interviews, I assessed that the process of devising was effective in helping us process and work through our pandemic experiences.

Department

Theatre & Dance

Type

Text

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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