By Emma Durden (auth.), Dennis A. Francis (eds.)
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Extra resources for Acting on HIV: Using Drama to Create Possibilities for Change
Then you must do the right thing and not go with her. Giving advice seemed to be easy, but taking it and applying it themselves was hard: Gugu: Then if she does not want to go for VCT then you must use a condom. Themba: (to Gugu) You are correct. Bongiwe: Have you been for VCT? 23 DENNIS A. FRANCIS Gugu:No I haven’t! Bongiwe: So are you using a condom then? Gugu: No I don’t … My boyfriend says our love is forever. Together forever! The participants’ scenes constructed HIV as a phenomenon located outside and far from their own realities, something other people are affected by.
All rights reserved. play is presented in a way that enables interaction between the actor-educators and the spectators inviting them to participate during the process at various levels of involvement. By exploring each of the steps of the ITTP (Interactive Themba Theatre Process), we explore how Themba uses role in its interventions to engage with spectators. We suggest that an outside-in approach like that of Themba’s can be made more effective through the use of role as a central aspect; through negotiation of role, participants and facilitators can work together using applied drama and theatre as a tool for social development.
All interviews were audio recorded and transcribed verbatim by a professional transcriber. I sought and gained permission from the students whose performance scenes and discussions I report. In order to protect the identity of the individuals involved, all names used in this article, including that of the school, are pseudonyms. During the analysis, data from the audio recorded transcripts of the focus group interviews, my research journal and video were triangulated. The data was then transformed into a logical and manageable structure that attempted to address the research agenda posed by this paper.