Applied Theatre wins the 2010 AATE Distinguished Book Award


On August 7th 2010, the American Alliance for Theatre &  Education presented the Distinguished Book Award to Applied Theatre. AATE is a national member-based organization comprised of theatre artists and educators. The award is presented each year to the book which best furthers scholarship and enhances theatre practice and studies. It is made to both the writer and the publisher.
Applied Theatre is a pioneering work which examines the emerging field of applied theatre.  Applied theatre takes theatrical techniques and practice off the stage and into non-traditional venues such as  hospitals, classrooms, and boardrooms.  It’s drama brought into the community as a catalyst for change. “We wrote the book,” according to editor Juliana Saxton, “because we had to better define what applied theatre is – and isn’t – for ourselves.”
Applied Theatre is the first comprehensive collection to assist practitioners and students in developing a critical frameworks for creating and implementing their own theatrical projects. This reader-friendly book provides a deeper understanding of applied theatre through discussion questions, practical activities and detailed analysis of specific theatre projects globally. With critical case studies compiled across five continents and fifteen countries, Applied Theatre provides an international survey and analysis of cutting edge practices. Saxton and co-editor Monica Prendergast infuse the text with a historical and theoretical overview while providing practical hands-on activities and exercises.  Applied Theatre is an important contribution to the establishment, adoption and practical application of this new theatre form. 


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