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Fear and embarrassment prevent frank and meaningful communication on the topic of sex.
Participatory theatre can break the uncomfortable silence, and with over 700 performances across Canada, Jane Heather's award-winning play Are We There Yet? has been an effective tool for teaching teen sexuality since 1998.
The play and accompanying educational program were the subject of a major impact assessment where researchers from many disciplines examined how and why theatre can make change.
This comprehensive, well-organized volume by two leading experts in community-based theatre offers a rich diversity of material and analysis.
Theatre, Teens, Sex Ed will be a valuable resource for academics, practitioners, and specialist readerships in the fields of theatre, sex education, sociology, and public health.
The play appears in the volume and is available separately as a reproducible PDF.
A video production of examples of theatrical participation is included on a pocketed DVD. Contributors: Shaniff Esmail, Brenda Munro, Tracy L.
Bear, James McKinnon, and the Are We There Yet? Community-University Research Alliance. Jan Selman is Professor in the Department of Drama at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.
She directs contemporary and original theatrical work.
Jane Heather is a playwright and Associate Professor in the Department of Drama at the University of Alberta.
Both have worked extensively creating theatre for change in collaboration with communities.
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