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