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BOOK – Poking the WASP Nest Young People, Applied Theatre, and Education about Race

By August 22, 2022News Items

Authors: André de Quadros, Dave Kelman, Julie White, Christopher C. Sonn, and Alison M. Baker

This innovative project wrapped research around a youth theatre project. Young people of colour and from refugee backgrounds developed a sustained provocation for the people of Geelong, a large regional centre in Australia. The packed public performance—at the biggest venue in town—challenged locals to rethink assumptions. The audience response was insightful and momentous. The companion workshops for schools had profound impact with adolescent audiences. Internationally, this book connects with artistic, educational, and research communities, offering a substantial contribution to understandings of racism. This book is a provocative, transdisciplinary meditation on race, culture, the arts and change.