This text is an exploration of the use of theatre as a therapeutic and educational tool in the service of public health. Speaking from a breadth of disciplines, themes, and cultural perspectives, the eight essays in this collection offer a wide-ranging view on the ways theatre can be employed in the service of public health. The ten contributors inlcudes theatre practitioners; therapists; and teachers, researchers, and scholars in medical anthropology and international health, psychology and drama therapy, communication and performance studies, feminist and cultural criticism.
Jill MacDougall is a theatre director and facilitator, Francophone translator, and cultural politics scholar who has worked extensively in theatre and public health training and intervention projects in Africa and North America.P. Stanley Yoder is a medical anthropologist and international public health consultant who has conducted extensive research and evaluated health communication in Africa."