Updated June 28, 2007

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Resources: Theater as a Tool for Development

 
For my Master's Degree in Development Management at Open University, my last course was TU874 The Development Management Project, completed in October. This course involves designing and carrying out a research project tied to the development concepts taught by the previous OU development management courses. My research topic was
an investigation of the key elements that need to be in place for an organization or collaborative initiative to successfully produce a live, in-person performance, or series of performances, as a development tool (theater for development, TfD), excluding performer training and the theater techniques themselves. From May (actually, even before) through September, I investigated how initiatives have convinced other organizations to partner in the TfD activities, convinced funders to support the initiative, built trust among the target audience to show up for an initial workshop or performance, etc.
You can read more about my final project.

Below are the key TfD-related resources and TfD initiatives that helped significantly in my investigation. Please note that I am no longer seeking information on this subject. My research project has finished.

Books, Web Sites, Networks & Videos:

 
The following articles, case studies, thesis papers and dissertations were reviewed by me for this investigation. All of them were especially helpful and many of them were referenced in my final project (big thank you to those of you who submitted these to me, or told me where to find them):  
Practitioners and those affiliated with TfD activities who provided information about their TfD activities (and have not already been noted):  
Surveys and further information are NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED for this research project.

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