Playing in a House of Mirrors

Applied Theatre as Reflective Practice

  • Elinor Vettraino
  • Warren Linds

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Warren Linds, Elinor Vettraino
    Pages 1-21
  3. Anne Hewson
    Pages 23-34
  4. Anne Hewson, Kate Collier, Maggie Morgan, Alan Newell
    Pages 71-72
  5. Lynn Kelly, Brian Leslie, Tracey Small
    Pages 97-108
  6. Elinor Vettraino, Lynn Kelly, Brian Leslie, Tracey Small, Jason D. Butler
    Pages 123-125
  7. Tristan Khaner, Warren Linds
    Pages 127-150
  8. Lynn Fels
    Pages 151-174
  9. Rikke Gürgens Gjærum, Gro Hilde Ramsdal
    Pages 175-193
  10. Tristan Khaner, Warren Linds, Lynn Fels, Rikke Gürgens Gjærum, Gro Hilde Ramsdal
    Pages 195-197
  11. Sara Jo Breslow
    Pages 199-217
  12. Adam Blatner
    Pages 219-228
  13. David Wright
    Pages 241-254
  14. Sara Jo Breslow, Adam Blatner, Ellie Friedland, David Wright
    Pages 255-257
  15. Tony Gee
    Pages 259-266
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 267-270

About this book


This book explores the concept of reflection through a dramaturgical lens as practitioners in a wide range of disciplines hold up the mirror to their own practice using theatre and theatricality as a way of unpacking their individual and collective practice. Editors and authors consider the use of drama as the vehicle through which learning takes place for the leader, facilitator or manager of an experience rather than the use of drama and theatre as a tool for learning subject content.

Reflective practice is an often cited term in the professional thesaurus of educators, social work practitioners and health care workers. It is perhaps less commonly thought of as the purview of leaders of industry, marketing managers and scientists. We define reflective practice in this context as the development of capacities to reflect on actions, behaviours and attitudes that impact on your own practice, or on the way others engage in their practice, so as to be part of a process of continuous learning. It is therefore crucial for any professional to understand how and why we behave and interact with others the way we do.


applied theatre practice/praxis reflection transformational learning

Editors and affiliations

  • Elinor Vettraino
    • 1
  • Warren Linds
    • 2
  1. 1.Bishop Grosseteste UniversityUK
  2. 2.Concordia UniversityCanada

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