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This book review introduces qualitative researchers to a specialized art form: ethnodramatherapy, the production of a play based on the study of the actions and thoughts of a group of people which aims to have a therapeutic effect on the individuals in the group. Stephen Snow’s Ethnodramatherapy: Integrating Research, Therapy, Theatre and Social Activism into One Method documents his decades-long work and expertise as a Registered Drama Therapist. Ethnodramatherapy is a multidisciplinary blend of qualitative research, mixed methods evaluation, arts-based research, dramatic improvisation for devised theatrical production, autoethnographic introspection, and—most notably—strategic therapeutic goals with selected participants from various populations. Ethnodramatherapy is a genre of applied theatre that utilizes the art form for individual, community, and social change.
ethnodramatherapy, theatre, social activism
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Saldana, J. (2022). Changing Lives Through Art: A Book Review of Stephen Snow’s Ethnodramatherapy. The Qualitative Report, 27(5), 1172-1174. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2022.5676
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