1st Edition

Syrian Refugees, Applied Theater, Workshop Facilitation, and Stories
While They Were Waiting

ISBN 9780367469528
Published November 30, 2020 by Routledge
108 Pages

USD $59.95

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Book Description

This book analyzes and theorizes the efficacy of using applied theater as a tool to address refugee issues of displacement, trauma, adjustment, and psychological well-being, in addition to split community belonging.

Fadi Skeiker connects refugee narratives to the themes of imagination, home, gender, and conservatism, among others. Each chapter outlines the author’s applied theater practice, as a Syrian, with and for Syrian refugees in the countries of Jordan, Germany, and the United States.

This book will be of great interest to scholars, students, and practitioners of applied theater studies and refugee studies.

Table of Contents

Foreword: in search of imagination;  Introduction: Prologue;  1: Theory, Issues, and Stories: Context;  2: Jordan: Youth, Gender, and Discovering the Individual;  3: Germany: Organizing and Facilitating A Workshop;  4: The United States: Serving the Refugee, Connecting with the Community;  Conclusion: Epilogue;  Index

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Fadi Skeiker is Associate Professor of Theater Arts at The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, USA.