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Plays that Make Policy: A Debwewin Journey Through Legislative Theatre

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dc.contributor.advisor Filewod, Alan Majaury, Heather 2013-09-12T13:32:13Z 2013-09-12T13:32:13Z 2013-08 2013-08-29 2013-09-12
dc.description.abstract Answering Augusto Boal’s call for further explorations of Legislative Theatre, this thesis asks how Canadian Legislative projects have contributed to our understanding of “theatre as politics” over and above the original Rio mandate. Utilizing a distinctly Anishinabe research methodology, I reflect upon my own practice as a Theatre of the Oppressed Joker from an Indigenous epistemological perspective. This thesis searches for how Legislative Theatre could be useful within the public education system, First Nations and Canadian state/settler relationships and negotiations, within municipal government, community-based organizations, and grassroots social justice initiatives. I conclude that Legislative Theatre is an innovative think tank methodology that potentially balances expert knowledge and experiential knowledge in respectful partnership. “Plays that make Policy” counter hegemonic forces using the performing arts. For Legislative Theatre to intervene successfully in law making it must empower citizenry to work with listening government. Therefore it requires cross-sectorial institutionalization to thrive. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Guelph en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada *
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dc.subject Legislative Theatre en_US
dc.subject Plays that Make Policy en_US
dc.subject Forum Theatre en_US
dc.subject Mixed Company en_US
dc.subject Headlines Theatre en_US
dc.subject Sheatre en_US
dc.subject New Orators Youth Project en_US
dc.subject Joker en_US
dc.subject Forum Theatre en_US
dc.subject Theatre of the Oppressed en_US
dc.subject Anti-Oppression en_US
dc.subject Pedagogy en_US
dc.subject Critical Pedagogy en_US
dc.subject Liberation en_US
dc.subject Social Justice en_US
dc.title Plays that Make Policy: A Debwewin Journey Through Legislative Theatre en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Theatre Studies en_US Master of Arts en_US School of English and Theatre Studies en_US University of Guelph en_US

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