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The Adolescent's Voice: How Theatre Participation Impacts High Schoolers and College Students

Abstract This dissertation is a qualitative study based on the experiences of five high schoolers and five college-aged students who grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania, and participated in theatrical productions within their schools, churches, the Erie Playhouse Youtheatre, and other community theatres. The author begins with an introduction of the theatrical scene in Erie and explains the options available to these youth during the times they performed, so the reader will have a better understanding of the background of these young people. The author then explores the current literature dealing with youth participants in a youth theatre setting. In his research, he notes that there were few scholarly books or articles that directly dealt with youth who ... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Kosnik, Craig (Author) / Saldaña, Johnny (Advisor) / Etheridge Woodson, Stephani (Committee member) / Anderson, Lisa (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Theater / Performing arts / Performing arts education / Community Theatre / High School Theatre / Youth Theatre
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 195 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Ph.D. Theatre 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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