Keywords

Theatre for social change, devising, community building, image theatre, forum theatre, playback theatre, youth leadership, gay youth, lgbtq+, lgbtq, queer, youth theatre, queer youth, theatre outreach, gay youth, lesbian youth, transgender youth, social justice, youth identity, theatre, theatre and youth, youth centered, interactionz, queer youth theatre, pride youth theatre alliance (pyta)

Abstract

Theatre for social change is a term used to describe a wide range of theatre-based techniques and methods. Through implementation of performance techniques, participants are encouraged to creatively explore and communicate various ideas with the specific intention of eliciting a societal or political shift within a given community. Through this thesis, I will explore the impact of applying theatre for social change in a youth-centered environment. I will discuss my journey as creator, facilitator, and project director of interACTionZ, a queer youth theatre program in Orlando, FL formed through a partnership between Theatre UCF at the University of Central Florida and the Zebra Coalition®. I will give specific focus throughout this project to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ+) youth and straight advocates for the LGBTQ+ community.

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Graduation Date

2013

Semester

Fall

Advisor

Weaver, Earl

Degree

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

College

College of Arts and Humanities

Department

Theatre

Degree Program

Theatre; Theatre for Young Audiences

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0005007

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0005007

Language

English

Release Date

December 2013

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Subjects

Arts and Humanities -- Dissertations, Academic, Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Humanities

Restricted to the UCF community until December 2013; it will then be open access.

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