Dramatic Problem Solving: Transforming Community Conflict through Performance in Costa Rica
Department of Conflict Resolution Studies
Journal of Alternative Perspectives in the Social Sciences
The article discusses a study in La Carpio, San Jose, Costa Rica which examines how Dramatic Problem Solving (DPS), an interactive theatre based facilitation, was implemented structural conflict transformation at a community in interpersonal and intrapersonal level. It notes that the study incorporated an action research on a theatre based facilitation model and merged the fields of conflict resolution with performance studies. It reveals that a facilitated problem solving model is the way performance can make physical and real what is often unspoken or hidden.
Hawkins, S. T., & Georgakopoulos, A. (2010). Dramatic Problem Solving: Transforming Community Conflict through Performance in Costa Rica. Journal of Alternative Perspectives in the Social Sciences, 2 (1), 112-135. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/shss_facarticles/307