Can cross-generational drama workshops help develop the communication channels between kinship carer and the child under their care? Student
This study seeks to find out if cross-generational drama workshops help develop the communication channels between kinship carer and the child under their care. This study will practically investigate the working methods of Augusto Boal by utilising his games from Forum Theatre and Image Theatre with kinship carers and the children in their care. The study aims to examine where the participants communication breakdowns come from and if these games help resolve some of the problems within these families. After carefully selecting which Augusto Boal exercises to use in the workshop sessions and finding participants who were willing to participate in the study, it was possible to begin structuring the workshop programme. This written component is accompanied by a portfolio and this details the process of the workshop series. Through reflecting on the overall process and analysing both the quantitative and qualitative feedback from each of the participant families, it is possible to confirm cross generational drama workshops can help to develop communication channels between kinship carers and the children under their care.