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Theatre Kids: Finding Affinity in a High School Theatre Program, 2022

Identifier: te_2022spring_jabour_charles.pdf

Scope and Content Note

From the Series:

The series contains digital Master's theses perdominately from 2018 to present, however there are some older theses from 2010 and 2016. The theses consist of either a production book and a media component or solely a production book. The media components were originally submitted on CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays and changed to digital submissions in 2020.


  • 2022


Conditions Governing Use

The thesis is restricted due to FERPA, permission from the author is required before you can view the thesis.


108 pages (108 pages)

Language of Materials

From the record group: English

From the record group: Chinese

From the record group: Spanish; Castilian


"This study explores the impact of participation in a critically engaged high school theatre program on the cultural identity development of its adolescent participants. Drawing from research on critical pedagogy, culturally sustaining pedagogy, models of cultural identity development, and from interviews with eleven participants of a high school theatre program in an urban district outside Boston, MA, the researcher explores the role of affinity in cultural identity development and questions how affinity can be developed in a theatre classroom or rehearsal process. Findings suggest that an emphasis on the values of plurality in these environments may support the building of affinity between diverse groups of young theatre artists." -- Abstract

Physical Location

RG 010.01D Performing Arts

Physical Description

108 pages

Repository Details

Part of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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