Lee, C. (2005). Intercultural theatre approach in applied theatre a multi-case study approach in Las Ranas and TYPT: 05 [Masters dissertation, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama].
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Identity is to be different from other people but that self-definition is not recognized by others all the time. Globalization and the standardization of the diversity of culture in terms of a ‘melting pot’ is a cause from concern. This research aims to explore how intercultural theatre approaches can be used in applied theatre in the community, in a diversity of cultural settings by two case studies, Case study 1 – Las Ranas in Spiral and Case study 2 – TYPT: 05 in Talawa. The research data was collected by four methods: participant and non-participant observation, semi-structured interview and questionnaire. The result will show that the participants responded positively during working with diverse cultures. There were no insurmountable obstacles or barriers between each participant with regard to cultural and language differences. While no one tradition can link all those differences, and an intercultural theatre approach could provide diverse cultures with a platform for developing an individual’s potential. That fulfills the objective of applied theatre that it raises up the awareness, and empowers the participants. In conclusion, there is an interrelationship between an intercultural theatre approach and applied theatre.
Founded in 2002, Hong Kong Drama/Theatre and Education Forum (TEFO) serves as a platform to participants who commit to the development of education and culture so as to enhance the development of educational drama/theatre in response to the call from local educators and drama education practitioners.