A Community-Based Theatre Practitioner Working on a Research-Based Theatre Project: Reflections on Praxis
This paper is a reflection on my experience as a community-based theatre practitioner working on a research-based theatre project. The project was a joint investigation by the Centre on Aging at the University of Victoria and the university’s Theatre Department. The project was designed to investigate opinions on older adult driver safety through interview focus groups with older adults and stakeholder groups. The data was then used to stage a performance that depicted the challenges and opinions expressed by the different focus groups. The purpose of the play was to examine if the audience’s views on older adult driver issues changed after seeing the performance.
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