Exploring young people’s aspirations through community drama

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This paper explores young people’s aspirations and the influence of community drama in shaping these arts-focussed aspirations. Research was undertaken using creative drama methods with young people who attend a youth drama group. The young people identified career and personal aspirations, recognising the hard work and support that it can take to achieve their goals. Youth drama was discussed as supporting the development of these young people’s aspirations to enter careers in the arts industry, but also in other areas, as well as helping to develop transferable skills that could support the young people in their future and current aspirations.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages19
JournalResearch in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance
Early online date6 Jan 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 6 Jan 2023


  • drama
  • young people
  • Aspirations
  • creative methods
  • youth
  • Education
  • Literature and Literary Theory
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts


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