Embodied Voices: Using Applied Theatre for Co-Creation with Marginalised Youth

Elinor Vettraino (Lead / Corresponding author), Warren Linds, Divya Jindal-Snape

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)79-95
    Number of pages18
    JournalEmotional and Behavioural Difficulties
    Issue number1
    Early online date28 Feb 2017
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017


    • Marginalised youth
    • Indigenous youth
    • voice
    • embodied
    • applied theatre
    • wellbeing


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