1st Edition

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

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ISBN 9780367469528
November 29, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
136 Pages

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Book Description

This book analyses and theorizes the efficacy of using applied theatre as a tool to address refugee issues of displacement, trauma, adjustment, and psychological wellbeing 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 theatre 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 theatre studies and refugee studies.

Table of Contents



Introduction: Prologue

Chapter 1: Theory, Issues, and Stories: Context

Chapter 2: Jordan: Youth, Gender, and Discovering the Individual

Chapter 3: Germany: Organizing and Facilitating A Workshop

Chapter 4: The United States: Serving the Refugee, Connecting with the Community

Conclusion: Epilogue


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