Senior Project Advisor
drama therapy, theatre, devised theatre, viewpoints, pandemic, COVID-19, therapy, documentary
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.
Theatre & Dance
Smith, Erin, "Devising as Drama Therapy: An Experiment" (2021). WWU Honors Program Senior Projects. 491.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Drama--Therapeutic use; COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020---Psychological aspects; College students--Washington (State)--Bellingham
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