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...Contemporary satirist Sandra Tsing Loh spins a darkly comic, autobiographical tale of growing up middle class Chinese-German in Southern California. This witty monologue is for sons and daughters everywhere who feel that their parents must...
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...Italian-American immigrant life in the 1950’s textures this searing drama of love and revenge. Longshoreman Eddie Carbone is devoted to his wife, Beatrice and to his niece, Catherine. When Beatrice’s impoverished Sicilian cousins enter...
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...The acclaimed comedy trio known as Culture Clash spent three months interviewing about 70 Miami residents for this mix of vignettes about urban renewal, crimes, hurricanes and immigration, as well as where to get a plate of arroz con pollo...
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...A wistful look back at a young Hispanic woman’s “MGM” which stands for “My Grandmama”. The narrator often channels “MGM” for advice as she tries to succeed as a second-generation American. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance...

Borders  

Written by

Henry Naylor

~playauthor~Written by~ Henry Naylor

Nick Hern Books, 2018

Playtext

Roles: Total (2), Female (1), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...Henry Naylor's play Borders is a two-hander about idealism, personal and professional ethics, how the West interacts with the East, the conflict in Syria, and the migrant crisis. It was first produced as part of the Edinburgh Festival...

A Giant, A Robot and A Magic Man: Process Drama in the Primary Years

Michael Balfour

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Michael Balfour

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Penny Bundy

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Associate Professor Penny Bundy works in the field of applied theatre and drama education in the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bruce Burton

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Professor Bruce Burton is Chair in Applied Theatre in the School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. He is the author of eight books in the field of drama and applied theatre. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Julie Dunn

Julie Dunn is Associate Professor of Drama and Applied Theatre at Griffith University, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nina Woodrow

Nina Woodrow is a PhD candidate at Queensland Institute of Technology, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Applied Theatre: Resettlement : Drama, Refugees and Resilience

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...This chapter focuses on the project work that involved the youngest of our participants – children aged 8–12 years. Occurring within the context of their own primary school classrooms, the drama work described and analysed here spanned...
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...Smith's edgy and funny The Watts Tower Project focuses on Simon Rodia, the Italian immigrant who spent 33 years building his towers - only to walk away from them, never to return. Smith blends his own childhood, the life of Rodia, and L...

Conclusion – Living with Hope

Michael Balfour

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Michael Balfour

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Penny Bundy

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Associate Professor Penny Bundy works in the field of applied theatre and drama education in the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bruce Burton

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Professor Bruce Burton is Chair in Applied Theatre in the School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. He is the author of eight books in the field of drama and applied theatre. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Julie Dunn

Julie Dunn is Associate Professor of Drama and Applied Theatre at Griffith University, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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and

Nina Woodrow

Nina Woodrow is a PhD candidate at Queensland Institute of Technology, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Applied Theatre: Resettlement : Drama, Refugees and Resilience

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Once again Lesson uses the metaphor of amber to describe the in-between, hyphenated identity of migrant and refugee experience, but this time he extends the metaphor to remind us that amber is also a gem that can offer possibilities...

Spooky Action at a Distance  

Written by

Eve Leigh

~playauthor~Written by~ Eve Leigh

Nick Hern Books, 2019

Multiplay Drama

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Scenes: 15, Roles: Total (6), Female (3), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Eve Leigh's play Spooky Action at a Distance is a hard-hitting play about anti-immigration sentiment in Britain today. The play was commissioned and first performed by Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama...

Feathers in the Snow

Written by

Philip Ridley

~playauthor~Written by~ Philip Ridley

Methuen Drama, 2012

Modern Plays

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Acts: 2, Roles: Total (74), Female (13), Male (14), Unassigned (47)

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...Beneath a sky full of stars a decision is made. This decision sets off an astonishing chain of events. And a journey involving a talking leopard, a greedy king, a magical bird, a tidal wave, a sea witch, a lost soldier, a devious dolphin...