2017. Applied Theatre: Performing Health and Wellbeing
co-edited with Veronica Baxter / London: Methuen Bloomsbury

Applied Theatre: Performing Health and Wellbeing is the first volume in the field to address the role that theatre, drama and performance have in relation to promoting, developing and sustaining health and wellbeing in diverse communities. Challenging concepts and understanding of health, wellbeing and illness, it offers insight into different approaches to major health issues through applied performance.

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“This collection adds rich new perspectives to on- going debates about the cultural locations of health care, theatre, and power. […]  a highly valuable contribution to expanding the boundaries of this growing field.”

Petra Kuppers, New Theatre Quarterly 2017

“Baxter and Low demonstrate the importance of a creative and aesthetic focus in applied theatre work to avoid the commodification of art and its being commandeered to serve the purposes of non-arts organisations. […] These writings give an insight not only into the diversity of work taking place in the field but also insights into successes and (with commendable honesty) a few failures.”

Melissa Trimingham, Studies in Theatre and Performance 2017

“Emphasizing ways in which performance techniques can support the promotion of health care, Applied Theatre is a valuable, well-researched study on a topic of practical concern. […] Though pitched at practitioners using theatrical techniques in health care broadly defined, the volume offers fascinating angles on a little-explored subject that will interest readers in a variety of disciplines.”

James Fisher, CHOICE 2017

“[A] well-curated investigation into the material, theoretical and ethical concerns that impact applied-theatre performances of health and well-being. […] this timely volume is an invaluable resource (and perhaps required reading) for those seeking to mobilize performance in the service of global health and well-being”

Alexis Riley, Theatre Research International 2019

(forthcoming) Applied Theatre and Sexual Health Communication: Apertures of Possibility
London: Palgrave Macmillan

Digital content for this book can be found here (coming soon).

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Peer-reviewed articles and essays

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