Journal article

Memoirs of the Forgotten Ones: Theatre and drama with adult survivors of trauma and abuse

Sarah Woodland

UNESCO Observatory Journal: Multi-disciplinary Research in the Arts | Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning, University of Melbourne | Published : 2009

Abstract

Memoirs of the Forgotten Ones was an autobiographical performance presented to the public in March 2007 by a group of adult survivors of institutional childhood abuse and trauma. The performance marked the culmination of ‘Moving On’, a collaborative action research project funded by the Australian Research Council and undertaken in partnership between Griffith University and Relationships Australia. The study explored the potential benefits of using drama and counselling with participants who experienced sexual and/or emotional abuse, trauma and neglect under the Queensland state care system during the 1930s to the 1970s. For 18 months I was engaged in Moving On as facilitator and director, ..

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