In this article we take a strength-based approach to understand how Applied Theatre as a vehicle, provides opportunities for embodied voices to have a positive influence on the wellbeing, and attitudes to health, of young people who have been ‘pushed’ to the margins. We begin by explaining the concepts of wellbeing, embodiment and embodied voices, and Applied Theatre, followed by an example of practice from Canada with Indigenous youth to illustrate these concepts, and finally present some recommendations for professionals using Applied Theatre for co-creation with ‘marginalised’ youth for their wellbeing.
- Marginalised youth
- Indigenous youth
- applied theatre
Vettraino, E., Jindal-Snape, D., & Linds, W. (2017). Embodied Voices: Using Applied Theatre for Co-Creation with Marginalised Youth. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 22(1), 79-95. https://doi.org/10.1080/13632752.2017.1287348