Must the show go on? The case for Theatre for Development.

  title={Must the show go on? The case for Theatre for Development.},
  author={T Prentki},
  journal={Development in practice},
  volume={8 4},
  • T Prentki
  • Published 1998 in Development in practice
This article discusses the reasons for use and nonuse of folk theater for communicating development messages. Theater for Development (TFD) is a tool used by development agencies for improving the quality of life among vulnerable populations. TFD uses fiction and the "safe space" of performance to comment on reality and offer alternatives. The medium offers the opportunity to explore roles that would normally be denied in real life and to explore a community's developmental aspirations. Most… CONTINUE READING