Communication through comedy: A drama and theatre project with young people for whom English is a second language

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    Abstract

    This article explores an eight-month community theatre project with young people for whom English is a second language. Working as a creative practitioner facilitating young people to explore their personal stories of transition to the UK, the dramatherapist discovered comedy to be an important and poignant vehicle for expression of the emotional and psychological material associated with transition. In this article the author explores her experience of working with a group of young people who came together from all over the world to share their experiences of transition through the use of comedic theatre techniques. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)167-176
    Number of pages10
    JournalSupport for Learning
    Volume29
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2014

    Keywords

    • Drama
    • Dramatherapy
    • EAL
    • Migrants
    • Young people

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